Michigan State’s football staff has made some serious inroads with New Jersey’s top Class of 2021 players. The trend of top-tier players joining the Spartans continued Sunday.

Audric Estime, a three-star running back from St. Joe’s (Mont.), announced he’ll continue his football career at Michigan State after giving his verbal commitment to the Spartans on Sunday evening.


Estime is a two-time JSZ All-State player and is widely regarded as the top running back in the Garden State in 2021. The Green Knights’ star began his senior year as a 16-year-old and has been one of the state’s most productive runners in his career, rushing for 2,050 yards and 27 touchdowns in two varsity seasons.

Watch Estime’s Junior Year Highlight Reel Here

Estime’s decision to play in East Lansing caps off an incredible recruiting cycle for the Spartans in New Jersey. Estime’s teammate, offensive lineman Geno VanDeMark, and Hun School offensive lineman Kevin Wigenton II both committed to Michigan State this year.

Estime brought in 17 Power 5 offers: Arizona State, Rutgers, Duke, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Iowa State, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, Pitt, Temple, Texas A&M and Virginia, along with Michigan State.

Despite playing in a shortened season, Estime has a legitimate chance to be in the running for JSZ’s Zoneman Player of the Year in 2020. JSZ’s Jay Cook featured Estime in our “JSZ A to Z” series highlighting the top New Jersey players playing in the 2021 season.

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