Michigan State has been having a big year on the field in 2013 and that success has started to reap early rewards on the recruiting trail.
Orchard Lake St. Mary's cornerback Tyson Smith committed to the Spartans on Wednesday and it spoke volumes about the season MSU is having and then some.
With an 11-1 team headed to the Big Ten title game this weekend, the Spartans took advantage of that and a huge basketball game against UNC to bring in a great list of visitors – with Smith among them.
Before the game got underway, Smith had made his decision to commit to the first team that offered him – and his only reported offer.
As much as it is a credit to the season the Spartans are having, another in-state commitment speaks volumes about the work of Curtis Blackwell to recruit Michigan kids hard since taking his role over in East Lansing.
It has been a perfect scenario as he took over right as Michigan State took off on a great season after struggling through 2012. Throw in the fact that the 2015 class in Michigan is stronger and deeper than usual, Michigan State is taking advantage of it and capitalizing early.
It also continues the effort to recruit the eastside of the state hard as the first two commitments for the class have come from Detroit and the surrounding area. Not to mention, Orchard Lake St. Mary's puts out talent year in and year out and the Spartans now have picked up a commitment from the Eaglets two seasons in a row.