Mark Dantonio has recruited the state of Ohio pretty well during his time at Michigan State, and the longtime head coach has plucked another prospect from the rival state.
Tuesday morning, three-star inside linebacker/defensive end Jeff Pietrowski committed to the Spartans, becoming the eighth player to join the class. He chose Michigan State over offers from 17 other programs.
Pietrowski made his announcement via Twitter.
“Thank you to my Family, Coaches, and Teammates for all pushing me and guiding me throughout this process. Especially the St. Edward community who has taught me so much on and off the field,” Pietrowski wrote on Twitter. “I am fully committed to Michigan State. Go Green!”
A 6-foot-1, 235-pound player out of Lakewood, Ohio, Pietrowski is a versatile player capable of filling multiple spots on the defensive side of the ball. He’d be a bit undersized as a defensive end, likely meaning he’ll fill in at linebacker for the Spartans.
Pietrowski had 18 total offers, including four from B1G schools. He decided on Michigan State over Rutgers, Purdue and Minnesota out of the conference. Boston College, Cincinnati and Pitt also showed interest in the three-star linebacker.
According to 247Sports’ rankings, Pietrowski is listed as one of the top 55 players out of the state of Ohio. He’s also one of the 80 best players at his position in the cycle.
Michigan State now has eight commitments in the 2020 recruiting class. The Spartans rank ninth in the B1G and 51st overall.