Spartans land commitment from three-star tight end Jake Renda

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

Luke Sloan, Sports Director

EAST LANSING – Head coach Mel Tucker and Michigan State received a Fourth of July gift on Saturday in the form of tight end Jake Renda, as the three-star prospect became the Spartans 12th commitment of the 2021 class. 

“After careful consideration over the last few weeks, I am excited to announce that I am committed to Michigan State University,” Renda wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to Coach Tucker, Coach (Ted) Gilmore and (the) entire MSU staff.”

Renda is the Spartans’ second tight end recruit in their 2021 class, joining three-star Kameron Allen from Forney, Texas. Allen committed to Michigan State on April 29.

Standing at 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, Renda played quarterback for Notre Dame Prep in Trenton, New Jersey, but will transfer to IMG Academy, one of the top high school football programs in the nation, and transition to tight end in the fall. 

Michigan State tight ends coach Ted Gilmore. (Photo: Michigan State Athletic Communications.)

Along with three-star offensive guard Kevin Wigenton, Renda is the second New Jersey native to commit to the Spartans’ 2021 class. Wigenton hails from The Hun School in Princeton. 

Renda is ranked as the 75th-best tight end in the country by 247Sports. He held offers from Arizona, Boston College, N.C. State and Central Michigan before committing to Michigan State.

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