Michigan State soccer’s Mel Tucker hires ‘relentless’ recruiter Saeed Khalif

The switch portal opened up once more for Mel Tucker, this time on his employees.

Michigan State soccer made the hiring of recent director of participant personnel Saeed Khalif official Friday. Tucker pried away Khalif from Wisconsin to switch Scott Aligo, who left the Spartans for the same place at his alma mater Kansas.

“Saeed is relentless on the subject of recruiting and has a confirmed observe document of success within the Large Ten,” Tucker, a Wisconsin alum, stated in a press release. “He additionally has teaching expertise and understands the significance of creating gamers. I’m excited he’s right here on campus and hitting the bottom working this month. He may have an instantaneous impression on our program.”

Badgers Director of Player Personnel Saeed Khalif comments about the players who committed to playing for Wisconsin.

Badgers Director of Participant Personnel Saeed Khalif feedback in regards to the gamers who dedicated to taking part in for Wisconsin.

Khalif spent the previous 4 seasons because the Badgers’ director of participant personnel underneath coach Paul Chryst, serving to to supervise their recruiting and dealing alongside present MSU tight ends coach Ted Gilmore.

Wisconsin landed the No. 16 recruiting class for 2021 in line with 247Sports Composite rankings, this system’s finest group for the reason that score system was created in 2000, with one five-star and 5 four-star prospects. And Khalif helped the Badgers enhance every year he was in Madison, going from having the No. 46 class in 2018, No. 29 in 2019 and No. 26 in 2020.

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The Georgia Tech alum, a former defensive lineman from 1983-87 who had temporary stints taking part in within the NFL, spent 2013-17 at his alma mater as an assistant director of participant personnel.

After teaching highschool soccer in Georgia and New Jersey, Khalif spent two seasons as defensive coordinator and line of defense coach at Savannah State within the Soccer Championship Subdivision to get his faculty teaching begin.

Contact Chris Solari: csolari@freepress.com. Comply with him on Twitter @chrissolari. Learn extra on the Michigan State Spartans and join our Spartans e-newsletter.

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