Staying home: MSU lands commitment from 4-star prospect, elite 2022 DL out of Michigan
Michigan State picked up a huge win on the recruiting trail Friday afternoon, keeping home one of the top prospects in the state for 2022.
On Friday, VanSumeren made it official, picking the Spartans over offers from Alabama, Clemson, Texas A&M, Oregon, Nebraska, Indiana, and Penn State, among others:
COMMITTED . . . AGTG
— Alex VanSumeren (@alexvansumeren) July 30, 2021
VanSumeren is rated as the fourth-overall prospect out of Michigan for the class of 2022 by the industry-generated composite rankings. He is also the No. 180 player nationally for the cycle.
VanSumeren will join his older brother – Ben – in East Lansing after he transferred to Michigan State from Michigan this offseason. The elder VanSumeren is a linebacker who recorded eight tackles in four games with the Wolverines last season.
This week has been particularly good for Michigan State’s recruiting class. VanSumeren joins four-star wide receiver Antonio Gates Jr. as top-300 prospects to commit to the Spartans this week. That has Mel Tucker’s 2022 class up to 22nd nationally.