Michigan State set up for special class?

With two recruits in the fold and two more in-state targets out there to go, Michigan State could be on the verge of a special recruiting class.

The Michigan State Spartans got tremendous news on Monday as five-star guard Josh Langford picked the school. This is the second big time commitment for Michigan State in the class, and it could have them set up for a potentially elite recruiting class.

Already in the fold before Langford was four-star center Nick Ward. Ward, who is ranked No. 50 in the class, was the top priority for the Spartans down low and is one of the better low post scorers in the entire class.

Langford is a five-star guard, and one of the most versatile prospects in the country. During the adidas Gauntlet event in Dallas, Langford was absolutely dominant in helping to lead the Atlanta Celtics. Very few perimeter players in the country can boast the athleticism, size, and skill of Langford.

Those two alone would give Michigan State a potentially elite class, but now things are really set up for the Spartans to do something special on the recruiting trail.

Basically now you will likely see Michigan State focus on a pair of in-state targets in Cassius Winston and Miles Bridges. Winston is one of the highest ranked four-stars in the country, and one of the truly special point guards in the class. Bridges is one of the elite athletes, and a five-star forward with the ability to play on the wing or as a power player closer to the rim.

What has to have Michigan State fans so excited is that Bridges and Winston appear to either have Michigan State as their leader or co-leader at this point in time.

The challenge for the Spartans with Winston is likely to come from the in-state Michigan Wolverines. With Bridges it could potentially be from Iowa State or Kentucky, who are both really pushing hard as well.

If Michigan State can add Winston and Bridges to the haul with Langford and Ward, it would give Tom Izzo and his staff one of their best recruiting classes ever in his coaching history.

Right now there is still a long way to go, and both Winston and Bridges have maintained for a while that they are going to be making their official visits with decisions coming no earlier than the fall, but at the moment the Spartans have done everything that they can to put themselves in position to land a special recruiting class in 2016.

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