It seems that all other recruiting has been put on hold until it is clear whether or not Zeigler can land in East Lansing. It has been made clear that Tom Izzo is willing to wait and adjust his scholarship situation for the four star recruit.
Both Michigan and Michigan State fans seem to like their chances of landing the 6-5 wing. Zeigler has vocally said he is looking for a program where he can win and play right away.
While Michigan seems to fill the "play right away void", Michigan State seems like the fit for "winning right away".
However both in-state programs are also keeping a close eye on Duke who has jumped in and made a big splash in Zeigler's recruitment. Duke claims to be able to offer Zeigler both options of winning and playing right away.
Regardless of what happens with Zeigler the writing on the wall points to Izzo having four scholarships available for the 2011 class. The Spartan staff seems to be waiting to see exactly what they will need out of the class depending on what players leave early and the Zeigler scenario.
Michigan State made it a point of emphasis to land Brandan Kearney. The Spartan coaching staff showed the Detroit Southeastern standout the love and it paid off as "BK" gave his commitment in early July.
Kearney seems to have the biggest upside of any 2011 prospect in Michigan. At 6-6 his ability to play three positions gives Michigan State the flexibility to recruit a number of different positions knowing Kearney can fill a few voids.
Michigan State has a handful of players on their board - all who claim offers - but it seems that the coaching staff is waiting to see one or two players separate themselves from the pack before accepting commitments.
With Kearney, Michigan State seems to be also targeting a point guard, another wing, and a possible big.
While Flint Powers' Patrick Lucas-Perry might be the in-state favorite recruit at point guard, the Spartans are going hard after Jeremiah Davis of Muncie, IN. Like Kearney, Davis has the versatility to play either on the ball or off.
Then there are a handful of wing-forwards that also seem to be vying for two possible scholarships. Percy Gibson is one of the "bigs" that seems to fit the Spartans style of tough play. He has been a front runner to wear the green-and-white and some even expected a commitment shortly after his god-brother Kearney gave his verbal.
Saginaw's Tommie McCune and Lansing Eastern's LaDontae Henton are two players that have vastly improved. Early this season, Henton seemed to have fallen off the Spartans radar but his play this season has quickly put him back on.
Sutton Bay's Dwaun Anderson is on the list of close eyed targets. There are questions by some whether or not he can qualify academically, but if he can, he seems to be a good fit at wing for Izzo's offense.
There does not seem to be a panic for a "true" big man in East Lansing for 2011, but the Spartans would love to land Country Day's Amir Williams.
It is unclear who will separate themselves from the pack of quality players, but it seems like whomever lands in the 2011 class will keep up the tradition of good character athletes playing for Coach Tom Izzo.