MSU nabs 3-star defensive lineman Chase Carter

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MSU head coach Mel Tucker talks with cornerback Kendall Brooks during the 2021 spring game on April 24, 2021/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Nathan Stearns, Sports Broadcast Director

EAST LANSING— It only took 15 commits for Michigan State to land a defensive lineman. 

On Tuesday evening, three-star defensive end Chase Carter of Minneapolis, Minnesota, became the 15th overall commit for MSU coach Mel Tucker’s 2022 recruiting class. Carter, an extremely athletic and lengthy prospect, chose Michigan State over Iowa after being recruited heavily by defensive coordinator Scottie Hazelton and defensive line coach Ron Burton.

The 6-foot-6, 215-pound Carter was rated by 247Sports as the No. 6 overall recruit in Minnesota and the No. 129 defensive line prospect in the nation. In addition to being offered to play football by MSU and Iowa, he held offers from two Power Five schools in Iowa State and Nebraska, as well as Central Michigan. 

MSU 2022 defensive line commit Chase Carter during his visit to East Lansing on June 4-6/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Carter, who visited MSU from June 4-6, currently plays both football and basketball for Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. His notable on-court prowess as a power forward netted him offers from notable schools including Florida, West Virginia, Vanderbilt Minnesota and Howard. His stock rose after playing alongside potential 2021 NBA lottery guard Jalen Suggs (who also played quarterback for Minnehaha) and forward Kaden Johnson, a current four-star linebacker at Wisconsin. 

In 2019, he collected 51 tackles, 7.5 sacks and 18 tackles for loss while playing alongside current Spartan receiver Terry Lockett Jr., Suggs, Johnson, Iowa State safety Craig McDonald and others.  

With the addition of Carter, the Spartans’ recruiting class is rated as the No. 30 best in the nation and the No. 7 best in the Big Ten, according to 247Sports.