Michigan State loses commitment from 4-star WR, key in-state prospect for 2024
Michigan State entered Tuesday with a trio of 4-star commitments for the 2024 recruiting class. Unfortunately, one of those players is reopening his recruitment moving forward.
The player is Nick Marsh, a 4-star wide receiver out of River Rouge, Michigan. Despite decommitting on Tuesday, Marsh says the Spartan program will still be among his top options to consider moving forward.
“I want to take this time to thank head coach Mel Tucker, wide receiver coach Courtney Hawkins, and the entire Michigan State staff for their consideration,” wrote Marsh in his announcement. “I would also like to thank the Spartan Nation for all their love and support. Without further ado, I have decided to decommit from Michigan State and reopen my recruitment. Michigan State will still be one of my top schools of choice.”
Listed at 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, the 247 Sports Composite Rankings rate Marsh as a 4-star prospect, the No. 12 WR in the country and the 3rd overall player out of Michigan for the class of 2024. He has no shortage of Power 5 offers from across the country.
Impact on Mel Tucker’s 2024 recruiting class.
Entering Tuesday, Marsh was Michigan State’s highest-rated commitment for the class of 2024, a group that ranked 21st nationally by the 247 Sports Team Composite Rankings. That number is bound to fall a bit with the loss of a top-100 prospect such as Marsh.
As things currently stand, Michigan State still holds pledges from a pair of 4-star CBs in Jamari Howard and Jaylen Thompson. That is a nice start for the class, but there’s no denying Tucker’s staff has some work to do over the spring and summer.
The Spartans will also hold out hope that the program can re-land Marsh down the road, but Michigan State is bound to face some tough competition in the recruitment of the wide receiver.