He chose the Spartans over Colorado, Georgia Tech, Indiana and Oregon.
Beeler is the No. 150 defensive lineman and No. 43 player in Illinois in the 2024 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He also ranks as the No. 1717 recruit overall.
On3 ranks Beeler higher than other recruiting services. He checks in as the No. 104 DL and No. 27 player in The Prairie State.
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Sparty offered Beeler toward the end of January and proceeded to get him to East Lansing for an official visit. Head coach Jonathan Smith and the new MSU staff have now added another late addition to the 2024 cycle.
Spartans finding footing on recruiting trail once again
There were plenty of departures for MSU following the firing of Mel Tucker. Smith was brought in from Oregon State and has managed to stop the bleeding on the recruiting trail, landing multiple prospects and retaining some of the top pledges in the class.
River Rouge (Mich.) four-star wide receiver Nick Marsh is the top-ranked signee in the fold, checking in as the No. 174 overall prospect, No. 29 WR and No. 3 player in Michigan. Marsh took multiple visits in the fall, but opted to stay with the in-state program in the end.
“Going on other college visits, it just didn’t feel the same as being at MSU. I also brought a couple of friends up the other day and they were like ‘Nick, we realize why you like MSU so much. It feels like a brotherhood, a family.’ Being able to come up there and feel like that, I never got that experience from any other school,” Marsh said.
Marsh is the lone four-star and one of 18 signees in the class. Other top signees include Gaylord (Mich.) three-star linebacker Brady Pretzlaff, Cincinnati Hills Christian three-star interior offensive lineman Mercer Luniewski and Kingston (Pa.) Wyoming Seminary three-star safety Justin Denson Jr.
Beeler is the second defensive lineman to join the class. He now flanks Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou three-star Kekai Burnett — who was one of the many late December additions for Smith and the Spartans. The class in total ranks No. 47 in the nation, according to the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings.