Football Recruiting: Michael Geiger Signs LOI with Michigan State

The Michigan State Spartans signed their fifth commit on National Signing Day, with Michael Geiger, the number one kicker overall as ranked by

Geiger chose Mark Dantonio’s Spartans over the Boston College Eagles, even though the Eagles offered him a scholarship package and he toured the school. His final list included 8 other schools, though they did not include offers for him.

The three star kicker decided he would move north to Michigan and out of his native state Ohio, where he attended Ottawa Hills high school in Toledo. Geiger had originally chosen Boston College in September,  but he changed his mind when the Eagles fired Coach Frank Spaziani and hired Steve Addazio. He announced his commitment verbally on Twitter.

This is Michigan State’s fifth signee of the day, adding to a class that looks to have 18 players in total. Of the 18 possible players, the 5’9″ 180 pound player is the only kicker. Geiger seems posed to replace senior Dan Conroy, who made 21 field goals from 40 plus yards during his career at Michigan State and set a MSU record with 23 field goals in his senior year. Geiger played in the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and connected on 6-of-10 (60%) of his field goal attempts during his 2012 year at Ottawa Hills. He has a career-long 54-yarder on his record. Geiger will do well under Dantonio’s tutelage and he will likely command Conroy’s previous role as starting placekicker.

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