Former Georgia defensive linebacker Ameer Speed reunites with former defensive coordinator Mel Tucker by moving to Michigan State.
It came in full swing for Ameer Speed, when the former Georgia cornerback chose to move to Michigan State to play for his former defensive coordinator Mel Tucker in East Lansing.
The Jacksonville native was in high demand after graduating from high school. Speed was part of Georgia’s 2017 recruiting class while Tucker was still in Athens. After playing 48 games in 5 seasons in Athens for Kirby Smart, Speed used his sixth year of qualifying since the COVID year to venture to East Lansing to play for Tucker. This is a huge get for the State of Michigan in the portal.
“Coach Tucker and Coach Barnett are two people I wanted to work with when I was fresh out of high school,” Speed said in a statement Tuesday. “I know they can develop me into the man and player I strive to be. So having the opportunity to coach two is a real blessing.”
Here is Speed’s tweet about his decision to leave Athens and join Sparta.
Michigan State puts old Georgia CB Ameer Speed in transfer portal
A big reason behind Spartan’s huge success last year was due to Tucker hitting match after game in the transfer window. No transfer has had more impact on the State of Michigan than before, with Wake Forest taking back Kenneth Walker III. All-American unanimously brought home Doak Walker and Walter Camp during his forgettable season with Sparta.
Getting a Speed-proven SEC starter in the gate would go a long way toward fixing Sparta’s biggest problem from last season: Overcoming defense. Speed will bring SEC speed to Big Ten. He forged against elite opponents in practice while in Georgia. This is a huge opportunity for Speed to take the lead and make an indelible impact.
If Michigan State crushes it in the transfer portal again, they will be a force to be reckoned with.
https://fansided.com/2022/01/18/georgia-ameer-speed-transfers-michigan-state-mel-tucker/ Corner defender Georgia Ameer Speed announces move to Michigan State