The first thing new Spartan commitment Jermaine Edmondson said when asked if there was any breaking news with his recruitment was yes and then he laughed. Next he told Spartan Digest why the Spartans were the team for him.
"I've committed to Michigan State. I sat down and talked with my dad and looked at all the negatives and positives of each program and Michigan State came out on top of it. They are an up and coming program and they are close to home. I also have a teammate in Se'Von Pittman going there."
How much of a factor was Pittman in his decision?
"It was not a big factor but it was a plus."
One thing the 6-foot-, 170-pound defensive back can say about his commitment is he earned it.
"Yes, I worked hard for it by going to camp and showing the coaches what I could do."
In the end the way the Spartans coaching staff made him feel won out over the completion for his services.
"The coaching staff is great and they took good care of me during camp and told me to just hang in there as I waited for the offer. I just felt like I was at home and felt comfortable there and I don't think there is any other college for me other than Michigan State."
Who did Jermaine look at in the end?
When we spoke with Jermaine we caught him watching his future head coach Mark Dantonio at Big Ten media day.
"I've not talked with Coach Dantonio yet but I've talked with Coach Barnett and coach Narduzzi. They were really happy and I'm watching coach Dantonio right now on television. I'm sure I'll be talking with him later today."
"I hope we get a chance to play against him. It will be a good competition for us and Steve down the road."