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Michigan State football targeting Wyoming DT transfer Gavin Meyer

Michigan State Football has been active in the transfer portal over the past few weeks with the opening and closing of the spring season and that won’t change anytime soon, it seems.

With the roster far from perfect, Jonathan Smith is doing everything he can to improve it before the 2024 season so he can try to lead Michigan State to its first bowl berth since 2021. He’s had his hands full with over 30 players entering the portal since he took over, but it appears he won’t rest until he’s addressed all the positions of need, which is a refreshing change.

Defensive tackle may have been hit hardest by the transfer portal with Derrick Harmon and Simeon Barrow, the two projected starters at center, both choosing new schools. Harmon was transferred to Oregon and Barrow chose Miami. I think it’s safe to say that both will be well off financially in 2024.

After this departure, Smith continued to try to pick up the pieces and made some progress addressing the depth on Monday with the deployment of Nebraska’s Ru’Quan Buckley.

However, more clarity needs to be done.

According to On3’s Pete Nakos, Smith is one of the coaches who acquired coveted Wyoming defensive tackle Gavin Meyer. The Spartans tied with top programs like Florida State, Duke, Wisconsin and Minnesota. It’s a top-heavy group of prospects, but the Spartans should feel like they have a chance here.

Meyer had 66 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and a forced fumble in 26 games over the last two years with Wyoming and he’s getting a lot of recognition for that. Teams really want him.

Michigan State could fill a huge need with Meyer and he could even push for one of the starting tackle spots if he were to transfer. This is a goal you must achieve.