Final Evaluation: Matt Morrissey

National Signing Day is here and Spartan Digest gives our final evaluations on the members of the 2014 Michigan State recruiting class. This is not a star ranking, but a look at a prospects overall physical ability and on field ability.

The secret to the success Michigan State has enjoyed since Mark Dantonio took over the Spartans football programs has been finding athletes who fit their style of play and by developing players who have yet to reach their full potential.

In our final evaluation series, we look at more than just highlight film as we evaluate athletic ability and future potential.

We work on a 1-to-5 scale in each area with five being the highest grade a prospect can receive.


Prospect needs major work in area: = 1
Prospect rough on the edges in area: = 2
Prospect is where he should be in area: = 3
Prospect shows major promise in area: = 4
Prospect is above average in area: = 5


Matt Morrissey brings great length and solid speed with the ability to play multiple positions at the college level. Look for a player to get bigger and stronger in the coming years. Grade: 3


With the ability to play more than one position, Morrissey shows great quickness and above average body control with the balance and agility that allows him to make special plays. Grade: 4


When he plants, Morrissey shows great explosion from the lower body. That recoil when added with the brute strength he'll add in the Spartans weight program, will give him the ability to be extremely powerful at the college level. Grade: 4


This is not a legacy recruit getting a favor for dear old dad. Morrissey brings a solid skill set and will have a chance to become a solid player for MSU. Will we see him on defense? Or will the Spartans coaching staff look to make him into a receiver? The kid has the ability to play on either side of the ball. We like his hands as a receiver and the ability to catch the ball away from his body. We also like his ability to break on a receiver and make a play. Look for a year of great growth and let the chips fall where they may. Grade: 4

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