Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo is preparing for a huge weekend in East Lansing. Not only do the Spartans host Oregon on the football field in the first battle of top-ten teams in East Lansing in decades, but Izzo is hosting a number of big-time recruits on official visits.
Sources told NBCSports.com that Michigan State is expected to host official visits for 2016 commitments Nick Ward and Josh Langford to go along with the Spartans’ top remaining targets, in-state products Miles Bridges and Cassius Winston.
Other recruits from younger classes are also expected to attend the huge football game, but the added recruiting attention means that Izzo is upgrading his on-campus wheels for the weekend with a new golf cart.
While Langford, a five-star guard, and Ward, a four-star big man, are a tremendous start for Izzo’s 2016 recruiting efforts, if he could land another five-star prospect on the wing in Miles Bridges and a four-star point guard in Cassius Winston, he’ll have one of his best recruiting classes ever.
The football game isn’t the only thing Michigan State has to show off for recruits. The basketball program also recently renovated its practice facility and it just opened up to the team in early September. Former Spartan great Draymond Green also kicked off the big weekend by donating a Michigan State-record $3.1 million dollars on Thursday.
Winston is finishing up the last of his official visits with his trip to East Lansing while Bridges still has trips lined up to Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina. It’ll take some time before we know if this big recruiting weekend paid off for Michigan State, but they’re certainly putting themselves in position for a potentially monstrous class.
(H/T: Kyle Austin, MLive)