Darn near in the commitment column for the Spartans is Kyle Ahrens. Ahrens is on a visit to Michigan State currently and the Spartans are heavy leaders. Now Ahrens did fall from No. 83 to just outside of the top 100, but he remained a four-star prospect.
One of the complicating things with Ahrens is that he really should have sat the spring out. He didn't perform to his ability, but it was clear he wasn't close to 100 percent after a leg injury forced him to miss most of his high school season, so while he didn't have a good spring, there was a legitimate reason as to why. It will be interesting to see how he plays during the month of July.
Of that group, Coleman and Davis stayed fairly steady and rank No. 31 and No. 32 respectively in the class. Coleman showed off his big time shooting ability with All-Ohio and that kept him in the high four-star range while Davis stayed the exact same and showed his ability to score, as well as a bit of an improvement as a point guard with his decision making.
Brunson however made a big move up the rankings. He moved from No. 35 to No. 17, and went from a four-star to a five-star prospect. Brunson is the best pure point guard in the class, and that combined with his high level shooting made him someone who had to get a bump into the top 20 and earn a five-star rating. His upside might be slightly limited because he doesn't have elite size or athleticism, but his feel for the game and scoring ability make him one of the best in the country.
Both are new to the five-star ranks in the 2015 class. Swanigan came over from the 2016 class and makes his debut at No. 12. As one of the best low post scorers in the class, Swanigan is ultra-productive and has the tools to be an excellent college basketball player. Add in that he is a tremendous rebounder, and there is no doubt he was in the mix for a spot in the top 10.
Ellenson made a huge jump up the rankings from No. 62 to No. 7, and obviously went from a four-star to a five-star prospect. He did that on the strength of an excellent spring where his inside-out game was on full display. Ellenson has the ability to score down low, and then also is an excellent shooter and ball handler for his size allowing him to take advantage of whoever is guarding him.
Overall Michigan State is off to a great start to things, and if a few other commits go there way they could be in the mix for a top 10 class when things are all said and done.