SpartanDigest.com first spoke with Powell's mother Lashonda Coleman to confirm the pledge.
"Yes, Jalyn committed to go to Michigan State tonight," said Coleman. "We're so excited for him as we've had a couple of family members go to Michigan State and play."
Coleman expanded upon the former Spartans who gave her son positive feedback about the MSU program.
"Lavaile Richardson and Chris L. Rucker were the family members who played for Michigan State," Coleman explained.
SpartanDigest.com will have more with the newest member of the Spartans 2013 recruiting class coming soon.