Gabe “Spida” Nealy officially decommits from MSU


Mel Tucker is introduced as head coach of MSU football, alongside his family. (Credit: Alex McRae / WDBM)

Nathan Stearns, Football Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING — Mel Tucker’s 2021 recruiting class is down to 11 members.

In a move that seemed to be only a matter of time, three-star defensive back Gabe Nealy formally announced his intention to move in a separate direction late Monday night.

Nealy announced his commitment to MSU back on April 11. 

Nealy was recruited by Tucker as a lanky talent who uses his six-foot-four height to disrupt opposing offensive attacks through the air. The Miami, Florida, native, who has become a monster for Gulliver Prep High School, will re-examine his options and offers.

With his recruiting now open for business again, multiple Power Five schools will be vying for Nealy’s services. As of right now, Nealy holds several Power Five offers, including Minnesota, Rutgers, Nebraska, and Miami (Fla.). 

247Sports has Nealy rated as the 75th-best safety prospect in the nation and the 129th-best overall prospect in Florida.

It is unknown at this time why Nealy chose to decommit from MSU.