With seniors Gavin Schilling and Ben Carter graduating next spring and freshman Miles Bridges likely to turn pro, Michigan State desperately needed to land some frontcourt talent in its 2017 recruiting class.
On Thursday, the Spartans took a huge first step toward filling that void.
Jaren Jackson, Rivals.com’s No. 15 prospect in the 2017 class, announced on his 17th birthday that he’ll attend Michigan State next year. The fast-rising 6-foot-10 forward chose the Spartans over his parents alma mater Georgetown and fellow finalists Purdue, Maryland and Notre Dame.
The commitment from Jackson continues the recruiting momentum Tom Izzo began building last year with perhaps the best haul of his decorated career. The class the Spartans welcome this fall includes Bridges, Josh Langford, Nick Ward and Cassius Winston, each consensus top 50 prospects in the 2016 class.
What makes Jackson special is his ability to knock down outside shots at his size. He averaged 16.1 points,Read More »from Michigan State lands five-star recruit at position of need