MSU commit Gabe “Spida” Nealy possibly re-opens recruiting


Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker. (Photo: MSU Athletic Communications)

Nathan Stearns, Football Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING, Mich.- After gaining 12 recent commitments in a month, it appears that Mel Tucker may be headed for his first major recruiting setback in his short tenure as the Spartans head coach.

Three-star safety Gabe “Spida” Nealy, who committed to MSU back on April 11, has composed several tweets over the last few hours that signal his possible intentions of opening up his recruiting. These tweets have mostly been directed at schools that have offered Nealy, including Eastern Carolina, Nebraska, South Florida, Florida International, Eastern Carolina, Cincinnati, and Miami (FL). 

The possible developments come at a time when Nealy has been one of the most vocal Spartan supporters over the past several weeks. 


Losing Nealy would be a big blow for a Spartan recruiting class that is currently ranked No.28 in the country, according to 247sports.   Nealy (Miami, FL) is currently ranked as the 122nd best prospect in Florida and the 70th best safety prospect in the nation. 

No official announcement has been made regarding the possibility of Nealy re-examining his recruiting options.