Four-star running back Harold Joiner may not be SEC-bound after all, as the big-time RB recruit revealed to 247sports that because of recent commitments to LSU and Georgia, highlighted by five-star RB Zamir White to the Bulldogs, Joiner’s top list no longer includes either school.
The four schools that now round out Joiner’s top four: Michigan State, Clemson, Auburn and Alabama.
Out of that last, Joiner confirmed that the Michigan State Spartans are the current leader for Joiner.
Joiner placing the Spartans at the top of his list is an interesting development, as it looked as though LSU or Georgia was the favorite months ago. 247sports Crystal Ball predictions had LSU with a 30 percent chance, Auburn with a 10 percent chance and Michigan State with a 10 percent chance.
It makes sense, though, why Joiner would ultimately decide to remove both LSU and Georgia from his list, as both schools are now loaded at running back, so it’d likely be a serious struggle get consistent snaps early in his collegiate career. That wouldn’t be the case at Michigan State.
Joiner is the No. 5 RB in the class of 2018, per 247sports, and would be a huge get for the Spartans.