Big Board: Quarterback

Michigan State has a commitment, which came from the top player it was targeting in Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle's Brian Lewerke.

Michigan State offered a few quarterbacks in the 2015 class, but one of the final ones mattered the most as the Spartans picked up a commitment from Brian Lewerke on April 19.

At that time, he was told that he was the top QB on their board and they were looking at three the hardest – presumably Tommy Stevens (Indianapolis Decatur Central) and Alex Malzone (Brother Rice, Michigan commit) being the other two.

There also was talk early of Michigan State possibly taking two quarterbacks in the 2015 class, but with the addition of 2014 walk-on Colar Kuhns, that might have decreased in likelihood – but one 2015 QB has been told it could happen.

The names:

Brian Lewerke – Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle

Given that Lewerke is the quarterback commitment, he is the main one to know. The Phoenix area product chose the Spartans over offers from Florida, UCLA, Arizona State and others. Since committing, he earned an invitation to the Elite 11 based on his performance at a regional camp in Oakland and also earned an offer from Tennessee – but his father said his commitment to Michigan State is solid, and strongly emphasized that before the news got out.

Jon Wassink – Grand Rapids (Mich.) South Christian

Michigan State was out to see Wassink throw in the spring and was told a second quarterback is a possibility for the Spartans. Wassink's lone offer is from Western Michigan and he committed to the Broncos in early May. Wassink has drawn comparisons to former Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins for his strong intangibles and the fact probably the biggest concern with him at this time would be his arm strength needing to continue to improve – but being at a Christian school in West Michigan does not hurt the comparisons either. Time will tell if Michigan State looks seriously into taking two, but Wassink has been told it is a possibility.


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