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Three-star Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne defensive end Alex Reigelsperger shared Monday night that he plans to visit Michigan State later this month.
I'm going to be at Michigan State January 29th????
— Alex Reigelsperger (@a_reigelsperger) January 3, 2017
Reigelsperger told Land of 10 he’ll make a one-day trip on Sunday, Jan. 29, during which he’ll attend Michigan State’s junior day event as well as the Spartans’ 1 p.m. ET men’s basketball game against Michigan.
“I heard the game is supposed to be crazy,” he said.
Reigelsperger, if you recall, had planned to visit Michigan State for its game against Wisconsin in September … and then against Michigan in October … and then against Ohio State in November. He ultimately did not make it up for any of those games, so this visit will be key for building relationships.
The 6-foot-3 junior, who ranks as the No. 35 defensive end in his class, has reported an offer list that already includes Iowa, Kentucky and Pittsburgh. He does not yet hold an offer from Michigan State, as the staff likely wants to get to know him better.
It can get a valuable opinion from freshman quarterback Messiah deWeaver, who also attended Wayne. The dominant Ohio football program also boasts 4-star wide receiver Blue Smith, another MSU target.
Reigelsperger has said he will announce his commitment on May 25.
How about another?
And in response to Reigelsperger’s tweet, another prime Michigan State target chimed in.
Might make that trip up there too that day? https://t.co/NV65NOaC1I
— Malik Vann❕ (@MalikVann7) January 3, 2017
Malik Vann, a 3-star Fairfield (Ohio) defensive end, might just be the Spartans’ top DL target in the 2018 class. The teammate of Spartans commit Josiah Scott and target Jackson Carman has developed a good relationship with Michigan State.
It would be a great sign if Vann showed up at junior day, when many 2018 targets will likely be in attendance. He intends to commit on June 26, and before that, he said he’ll also take an overnight visit to Michigan State. Get him on campus twice by the spring, and the Spartans will be in great shape.
An Ohio State offer would surely be a game-changer. But for now Notre Dame has proven to be the main competitor for Vann. Both programs seem to be in precarious spots following disappointing losing seasons.
Checking in on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
If you missed it, 4-star wide receiver Oliver Martin had some interesting commentary on Michigan State at U.S. Army All-American Bowl practice Monday.
He’ll visit East Lansing the weekend of Jan. 13, but after that, he doesn’t have any official visits set. Iowa and Notre Dame seem to be prime candidates for his commitment.
And on Tuesday, he continued to impress, most notably when he connected with Ohio State quarterback commit Tate Martell.
Oliver Martin just got caught a touchdown pass from Tate Martell. Martin looked impressive.
— Brandon Justice (@LandOfJustice) January 3, 2017
247Sports’ William Wilkerson grabbed the video.
— William Wilkerson (@WVWilkerson247) January 3, 2017
Martin has seen his stock steadily rise with memorable performances in camps. At the moment, he’s up to the No. 1 recruit in Iowa and the No. 32 wide receiver in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite.
Report: MSU hoops offers impressive wing
What does this mean? Well, apart from local forward Brandon Johns, the Spartans had not apparently been going after many wings to complement commit Foster Loyer at the point guard spot. This changes things a bit. Wright has the length to block a lot of shots and does very well when he gets the ball 15 feet from the basket.
Check out his ability to attack here.
Wright’s offer list includes UConn, Georgetown, Syracuse and Villanova. He ranks as the No. 40 prospect in the junior class.