In-state WR Tyler Vroman commits to MSU as PWO


MSU head coach Mel Tucker talks with his team during a 2022 offseason training session/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Nathan Stearns, Football Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING, Mich— Michigan State coach Mel Tucker received a preferred walk-on commitment from in-state wide receiver Tyler Vroman on Sunday evening.

Vroman, who spent his senior year at Rockford High School, is the second PWO wide receiver that Tucker has gotten after Lansing Catholic wideout Alex Watters.  247Sports rates him as a two-star recruit and the No. 74 overall recruit in the state within the 2022 recruiting class. He previously spent the first three years of his high school career playing for Lowell.

He had offers to play football on a full ride at Air Force, Army and Valparaiso, as well as several smaller schools including Hope College and Kentucky Wesleyan. Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan and Kent State also offered Vroman preferred walk-on spots.

At 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, Vroman played wide receiver, safety, corner and punt and kick returner during his time at Rockford. He helped lead the Rams to an 11-1 2021 season that included a berth in the MHSAA Division I playoffs. Rockford won its first two games in the postseason over Grand Ledge and Grandville before falling to Grand Blanc 28-27.

Vroman compiled 20 catches for 550 yards and six touchdowns in 2021.

He is the sixth preferred walk-on that Tucker has landed alongside Florida punter Ryan Echols, Watters and in-state offensive linemen Ben Nelson (Holland Christian), Jake Merritt (Northville) and Andy Hartman (Grand Blanc). Flint Beecher offensive tackle Devin Runnels also committed to MSU on Dec. 2, but has since recommitted to Mississippi Valley State.