One of the top players in Michigan State's 2020 class holding off on National Signing Day following Mark Dantonio news
Jordan Simmons has been committed to Michigan State since October 2019, but the three-star running back doesn’t plan to put pen to paper on National Signing Day. The sudden resignation of head coach Mark Dantonio has the Georgia native rethinking his options.
Tuesday night, Simmons tweeted out his plan to think about his future and reconsider where he’ll spend his college years.
“Due to the unforeseen retirement of Coach Dantonio and after discussing things with my family, I have decided to delay my signing with Michigan State University until further notice,” Simmons wrote. “I love everything that Michigan State has to offer and I appreciate the love and support that the fan base has shown me. However, with the uncertainty of the MSU program I have decided to take some time to weight out my options and think about where I will spend the next 4 years.”
— Jordon Simmons (@_jaythegr8_) February 5, 2020
Simmons is one of the top players in Michigan State’s 2020 class. He ranks as the No. 43 running back of the cycle and is listed just outside the top 600 prospects overall.
Michigan State hasn’t been ruled out as a potential landing spot for Simmons, but it’s understandable why he is reconsidering his options. Dantonio’s announcement was sudden, and came just one day before National Signing Day.
The Spartans’ 2020 class currently ranks 42nd nationally and 10th in the B1G.