The Michigan State Spartans aren’t quite done adding players to the 2020 class just yet. Three-star athlete Kobe Myers is joining the team as a preferred walk-on.
Myers, who was originally part of the 2019 class, spent last year at Blair Academy in New Jersey, opting to go the prep school route post graduation. He will be eligible to play right away for the Spartans. Prior to his time at Blair Academy, he played high school ball at Waterford Mott in Michigan.
Myers was originally offered a preferred walk-on spot at Michigan, and was expected to go there, prior to his decision to go to prep school. He also held scholarship offers from Iowa, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Western Michigan, Central Michigan and several other MAC schools. He was listed as the No. 57 played in Michigan and No. 179 athlete in the country for his original 2019 class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Listed as an “athlete,” Myers brings a lot of position versatility. The fact that he tagged safeties coach Mike Tressel leads me to believe he’ll be playing at that position for Michigan State, but he has also played cornerback, linebacker, wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner.
Myers also as good size, which is something Mel Tucker and the new coaching staff seem to covet. According to the highlight video below, Myers is 6-foot-2, 200 pounds (247Sports lists him at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds). Landing Myers — a prospect with multiple scholarship offers, including a Big Ten school — as a preferred walk-on his says a lot about Tucker and the new regime’s recruiting ability.