MSU makes top-six for 4-star RB Audric Estime

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

Nathan Stearns, Football Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING- Michigan State is in the running for another four-star.

Audric Estime, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound running back, revealed his top six choices on Sunday evening. In addition to Michigan State, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Arizona State, Nebraska and Texas A&M also made the final cut. 

Estime is rated as a four-star RB by 247Sports. According to 247Sports, Estime, who plays for St. Joseph Regional in Montvale, New Jersey, is being recruited by Spartan’ coach William Peagler. He is rated as the 7th-best prospect in New Jersey and the 343rd-best overall prospect in the nation. Currently, two recruiting experts for the site predict that MSU will nab Estime, while one analyst has him choosing Rutgers. 

After rushing for 860 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore, Estime had a sensational junior year, as he ran for 1190 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also helped lead St. Joseph to a 7-4 record in 2019-20. 

Estime is categorized as a “multi-year starter at a top-15 program” by National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn. According to Dohn, Estime is a “downhill runner with cut-back ability” who doesn’t go down easily on first contact.  

Estime was offered by the Spartans on June 13; if he chooses Michigan State, he would be the first four-star recruit in the class of 2021 and the second RB commit of the class. Oak Park RB Davion Primm committed to MSU back on April 7.