MSU lands transfer LB Aaron Brule


MSU linebacker/special teams coach Ross Els shouts out instructions during the second day of 2021 fall camp/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Carter Landis, General Assignment Reporter

EAST LANSING, Mich—Head coach Mel Tucker and the Michigan State Spartans have landed their second linebacker in the transfer portal in as many days, securing a commitment from Mississippi State’s Aaron Brule. He is the third player to join the Spartans through the transfer portal in the 2021 cycle, joining former Wisconsin running back Jalen Berger, and UNLV linebacker Jacoby Windmon, who committed yesterday.

Brule, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker from New Orleans, Louisiana, spent the last four seasons in Starkville with the Bulldogs, compiling 142 total tackles and 18 tackles for loss. In 2020, he recorded a career-high 77 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and four sacks. ESPN NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller had an early second-round grade on Brule before the beginning of the 2021 season. He also appeared as Mississippi State’s representative at the 2021 SEC Media Days. 

Brule is similar to Windmon in his style of play: a fast, sideline-to-sideline weakside linebacker who can also come off the edge and rush the passer. The former Bulldog will have two years of eligibility after redshirting his freshman season. 

Brule is another upgrade for Tucker and the Spartans in the linebacker room, adding to an already solid position group that features Ben VanSumeren and Cal Haladay, who had strong seasons, as well as 2021 four-star Ma’a Gaoteote. Tucker’s attempts to bolster the depth of his linebackers have been successful early in the offseason.