Detroit Loyola DT Derrick Harmon commits to Michigan State

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News

Mel Tucker hasn’t gone far to add the early pieces to his first recruiting class at Michigan State.

On Wednesday, Detroit Loyola defensive tackle Derrick Harmon became the fourth commit overall in the 2020 class, and the third from the state of Michigan, when he announced on Twitter he’d be heading to Michigan State. Harmon, 6-foot-3 and 320 pounds, selected the Spartans from a final four that included Ole Miss, Purdue and Memphis.

Derrick Harmon

The Spartans have landed all four commitments in a little more than a week. Things began when Oak Park running back Davion Primm announced on April 7 his pledge to Michigan State. He was followed by East Lansing offensive lineman Ethan Boyd and defensive back Gabe Nealy from Miami over the weekend.

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Harmon, a three-star prospect, is ranked the No. 59 defensive tackle in the country, according to the composite rankings at He’s ranked the 31st player in the state and No. 1,077 in the nation.

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