MSU adds Grand Blanc OL Andy Hartman as PWO


MSU offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic shouts out coaching orders during a fall practice/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Carter Landis, General Assignment Reporter

EAST LANSING, Mich—Michigan State has landed another preferred walk-on commitment for the 2022 recruiting class, this time from offensive lineman Andy Hartman. He is the third PWO offensive lineman to commit to the Spartans, with head coach Mel Tucker also bringing in Devin Runnels and Jake Merritt. He is the fourth overall PWO to be added to the roster, with punter Ryan Eckley also joining the team. 

Hartman, a 6-foot-6, 255-pound offensive lineman out of Grand Blanc, Michigan, held scholarship offers from Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Northwood University, Morehead State University and Wayne State, but instead chose to walk-on for Tucker and the Spartans. He received an offer from associate head coach and offensive line/run game coordinator Chris Kapilovic on Dec. 6, and committed shortly after. 

247sports rates Hartman as a two-star recruit and the No. 84 overall recruit in Michigan.

Michigan State currently has 17 offensive linemen on scholarship and will have to replace between four to six of those players, some of which are graduating, while others are deciding whether or not to use their final year of eligibility given to them by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hartman, Runnels, and Merritt will have a shot to compete for playing time due to the turnover on the offensive line.