4-star DL out of Iowa verbally commits to Michigan State's 2023 class
Michigan State is already working hard on its 2023 class. On Wednesday, the Spartans added a 4-star prospect to the mix.
Andrew Depaepe, a 4-star defensive lineman out of Iowa, announced his verbal commitment to Michigan State. He took to Twitter to make his announcement, becoming the second player in the 2023 cycle to announce his pledge to Mel Tucker’s squad.
Earlier in the day, the Spartans earned a commitment from 3-star in-state offensive lineman Johnathon Slack Jr.
“Excited to announce my commitment to Michigan State University!” Depaepe wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way! I am thankful for my trainers and all the other coaches who gave me an opportunity to play at their programs! It’s time to chop.”
Excited to announce my commitment to Michigan State University!
Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way! I am thankful for my trainers @TheStrengthU @pvstrength and all the other coaches who gave me an opportunity to play at their programs! It’s time to chop🪓🪓🪓 pic.twitter.com/tXjoN95CtG
— Andrew Depaepe 4⭐️DE (@AndrewDepaepe2) February 2, 2022
Depaepe, a 6-foot-5, 245-pound prospect, is ranked as one of the Top 200 players for his recruiting cycle. He’s listed as the No. 19 defensive lineman in the class and is the No. 2 player out of Iowa.
More than a dozen programs have already offered Depaepe. He commits to Michigan State over Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska out of the B1G.
Has a taller, long frame with room to fill in come college. Has shown the ability to line up in different spots. He has had his hand down and played a little bit standing up. He has shaded inside some and also lined up on the edge. Given his growth potential, he see him more with his hand down in college. Gets off the ball quickly, shows the agility to bend the corner, does a nice job with his hands as a pass rusher and can get to the quarterback. Gives good effort in pursuit and will run plays down. Has the length to get into passing lanes and be disruptive.
Michigan State is now up to four commitments in the 2023 class.