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2021 Three-star defensive tackle Derrick Harmon verbally commits to Michigan State

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The Michigan State Spartans have added a fourth commit to the 2021 haul. Three-star defensive tackle Derrick Harmon verbally pledged to the Spartans today.

Harmon plays for Loyola High School in Detroit. He is a large presence, listed at 6-foot-3, 320 pounds. He will likely play defense at Michigan State, but has experience playing offensive line as well.

Harmon is now the third commitment from Michigan to join the Spartans’ 2021 class, joining running back Davion Primm and offensive tackle Ethan Boyd. He is also the second defensive player of the group, joining Gabe Nealy, a defensive back out of Miami.

He is listed as a three-star prospect by both 247Sports and Rivals. Per the 247Sports Composite rankings, Harmon is the No. 58 defensive tackle in the 2021 class, and the No. 31 player overall in the state of Michigan.

Harmon had additional offers from Purdue, Ole Miss, Memphis, Souther Mississippi, Central Michigan, Ball State and others. He recently listed listed MSU in his top-four schools, along with Purdue, Ole Miss and Memphis.

The Spartans originally offered Harmon a scholarship on March 27. Per the Detroit News, Harmon said the offer “means a lot” and that he grew up rooting for Michigan State. Given the COVID-19 situation, Harmon has not yet been able to take an official visit to campus.

In related news, Tyson Watson, a 2021 defensive end out of Warren Mott High School (in Michigan), listed MSU in his top-five schools today. Watson is ranked as the No. 39 strong-side defensive end, and No. 16 player in Michigan, in his class.

Check out Harmon’s highlights below: