Kilgore chose Mark Dantonio’s Spartans over the Iowa Hawkeyes. The 6’1″ 180 pound Kilgore was the ninth person to commit to Michigan State in the 2013 class, giving his verbal commit in June 2012. Kilgore received scholarship offers from eleven other schools, but announced his decision shortly after a visit to the East Lansing campus.
The three-star wide receiver chooses to move out of home state Ohio, where he attended St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, despite receiving offers from Bowling Green and Ohio to name two. His decision was easy to make after visiting Michigan State, as he couldn’t find anything not to like about the campus. Since he’s planning on becoming an engineering major, he wanted to make sure the department would be a good fit and he was not disappointed.
This was Michigan State’s tenth signee of the day, adding to a class that has signed 18 players in total. Of the 18 possible signees, two are wide receivers including Kilgore (Jay Harris signed earlier in the morning). The two will be replacing a group of mostly freshmen wide receivers on the team. Kilgore was a three-year starter for his high school team. Unfortunately, he broke his foot in the final preseason scrimmage and he missed the first 7 games of 2012. As a junior, Kilgore had 42 catches for 378 yards. He will add a solid and reliable presence to the team.