Michigan State has grown accustomed to reeling in strong recruiting classes, which are typically supplied with talent and potential. The 2014 class already has secured two recruits and 2015 has one verbal commitment. However, the Spartans are among the final suitors for numerous revered high school juniors.
Considering the team’s current standing in regards to remaining eligibility and future NBA talent, these upcoming recruiting classes will hold a considerable level of responsibility regarding the team's future well-being.
Keith Appling and Adreian Payne are two of the team’s primary standouts, but the senior counterparts won’t be returning next year. Gary Harris is another difference-maker who is making his case for Big Ten Player of the Year, and he will likely forego his remaining two seasons to play in the NBA.
Normally, a program would plummet in subsequent years after suffering from those losses. However, Tom Izzo is a fantastic recruiter, and he’s even better at progressing young talent.
Michigan State has already secured their point guard of the future in 2014 commit Lourawls Nairn, who will be joined by 3-star recruit Javon Bess next year.
But it’s never too early to look even further ahead.
Deyonta Davis is the lone verbal commit from the 2015 class, but the Spartans are in the running for additional high-profile recruits.
These are the Spartans’ eight primary targets for the 2015 class, all of whom have been offered.