The already-loaded wide receiver room for the Michigan State Spartans just got some more help.
For the second time this offseason, Mel Tucker and company went into the transfer portal to reel in a former Louisville Cardinal. This time the Spartans land wide receiver Christian Fitzpatrick, a former three-star product from Southfield A&T right here in the state of Michigan.
If there was any improvement to be had in the Michigan State receivers room, it was more length as Tre Mosley is the tallest returning contributor standing at 6-foot-2. With Fitzpatrick entering the fold, the Spartans get their second 6-foot-4 receiver of the offseason, also joining incoming freshman Keon Coleman.
Fitzpatrick — the younger brother of Louisville star receiver Dez Fitzpatrick — saw limited time in his freshman season due to injuries, although he did start the final game of the season last fall. He did not record any statistics. His senior year of high school included 33 catches and 10 touchdowns to pair with his 611 receiving yards.
As a recruit he was tabbed as the No. 117 receiver prospect in the country and the No. 23-ranked prospect in the state of Michigan per 247Sports Composite.
He will have four years of eligibility as a Spartan.
Counting the two preferred walk-on players, Michigan State has now added 14 players via the transfer portal this offseason (while losing 16 players from the 2020 roster). To keep up with all of the Michigan State transfer portal activity, read here.