Michigan State Offers Scholarship for Prestigious Engagement ’21 Notre Dame

Notre Dame and Michigan State used to play football annually in a series featuring one of the most famous games in college football history, the 10-10 draw in the 1966 battle.

With Notre Dame’s “friends with benefits” deal with the ACC, meetings between the Irish and the Spartans have become much rarer, as the two have not met since 2017 and will not meet until 2026 and 2027.

Just because the teams haven’t assembled on the field for a while doesn’t mean the recruiting battles have disappeared, as Michigan’s new state head coach Mel Tucker recently offered a scholarship to the prized cornerback of 2021 and the commitment of Notre Dame, Philip Riley, Jr.

Riley got engaged to Notre Dame on May 5 in what was a great victory for new cornerback coach Mike Mickens and the Fighting Irish.

Riley had some important offers before choosing Notre Dame, as Clemson, Oregon, Penn State and Texas were just a few of several.

It seems like it would still be a huge upset to see Riley finally not dressed in blue and gold, but it’s worth noting and it’s worth following up on how tough Tucker and Michigan State are going, as that will tell us what we need to know about what As open, or not open, Riley can potentially even look away.