Spartans add quarterback depth for 2021

Nathan Stearns, Football Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING — On a night that saw several Michigan State football greats start their next chapter as NFL professionals, coach Mel Tucker and company nabbed highly coveted three-star quarterback Hampton Fay. With the commitment of Fay, the Spartans currently have seven three-star recruits on the books for next season.

Fay hails from All Saints Episcopal school, which is located in Fort Worth, Texas.  247Sports has the 6-foot-5 Fay ranked as the 36th best overall pro-style quarterback in the class of 2021. He is also currently ranked as the 151st best overall prospect in the state of Texas.

Before he missed the latter half of the 2019 season due to injury, Fay had a 10-1 touchdowns to interception ratio to go along with 845 passing yards and two rushing touchdowns.  

The commitment of Fay should further boost the 2021 Spartan recruiting class, which is currently ranked as the 28th best class in the nation. Fay will have the opportunity next season to compete with current quaterbacks Theo Day, Noah Kim and Payton Thorne for a possible starting spot.

On top of the Michigan State offer, Fay received offers from three other Big Ten programs (Rutgers, Indiana and Illinois). Colorado, Boston College and Pittsburgh were among the nine other schools who were vying for Fay’s services.

Nathan Stearns is the editorial assistant for Impact 89FM WDBM who primarily covers football and basketball. Follow him on Twitter at @NathanStearns11.