Coming into Saturday, only three of the 14 hard commits from the class of 2017 for the Michigan State Spartans hailed from the Mitten State. Two of the three are wide receivers in Hunter Rison (4-star; Ann Arbor) and Cody White (3-star; Walled Lake), and offensive lineman Mustafa Khaleefah (3-star; Dearborn) has also pledged to the green and white.
On Saturday, they received their fourth local commit and 15th overall from the class of 2017. Detroit Cass Tech offensive guard Jordan Reid, a 3-star prospect, has announced he will take his talents to East Lansing.
247Sports lists Reid at 6-foot-3.5 and 286 pounds. He is also a top-15 offensive guard and prospect from the state of Michigan according to the scouting outlet. Reid had received scholarship offers from 16 different Division I programs dating back to early June of 2015, when Western Michigan was the first domino to fall.
The Spartans officially offered a scholarship spot for Reid back in February of this year and made just one unofficial visit to East Lansing back in April. It is believed that the Michigan Wolverines were also in the running for Reid’s services, they offered him a scholarship in late January. A host of southern-based schools such as Florida, Florida State, Alabama, and Tennessee were also scouting Reid. Big Ten programs like Penn State and Nebraska also rivaled U-M and MSU for his services.
For Michigan State, the addition of Reid for the class of 2017 has cracked them into the top 20 nationally as far as recruiting class ranks. They rank 4th in the Big Ten behind Ohio State, Michigan and Rutgers.