Michigan State’s 2020 recruiting class is now complete (barring any transfers or late additions). Three-star running back Jordon Simmons has officially signed his national letter of intent with the Spartans.
He verbally committed to Michigan State on Oct. 14, 2019. Along with the rest of the 2020 class, Simmons expected to play for Mark Dantonio. When Dantonio abruptly retired one day before National Signing Day, Simmons delayed signing with MSU.
Once Simmons found out who the new head coach was in Mel Tucker, he still felt comfortable becoming a Spartan. Tucker recruited Simmons at Colorado, and offered him a scholarship there. In fact, the talented running back visited the Boulder campus over the summer. Additionally, Tucker was on Georgia’s coaching staff while Simmons’ older brother, Tyler, was a player there.
Simmons, out of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia, is the No. 43 running back in the entire country, according to the 247Sports. He also ranks No. 605 nationally, and No. 64 in Georgia.
In addition to Michigan State, several big programs were interested in Simmons’ services. LSU, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Oregon, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Kentucky and many other schools offered scholarships.
Simmons joins fellow three-star tailback Donovan Eaglin as the only two running backs in the 2020 class. Those two make up the future of the MSU backfield. Overall, MSU has now signed all 22 recruits in its class. The group ranks 43rd in the NCAA and 10th in the Big Ten.