November 3, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio (right) leads his team to the field prior to a game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Legacy recruit Matt Morrissey commits to Michigan State


Matt Morrissey, a safety from Lincolnshire (Ill.) Stevenson, has verbally committed to play football at Michigan State.

Morrissey is head coach Mark Dantonio’s second legacy recruit in the 2014 class. Linebacker Bryon Bullough from Traverse City St. Francis is the son of Shane Bullough and younger brother of current Spartans Riley and Max Bullough.

The 6-foot-3, 185 pound Morrissey is a three-star recruit by rivals.com and reportedly had offers on the table from Central Michigan, Boston College, Syracuse and Big Ten Leaders division rival Illinois.

Morrissey, a two-way player, played safety and wide receiver in his junior season recording 62 tackles and 33 receptions for 563 yards in 10 games.

The Morrissey family tradition at East Lansing dates back to his father, Jim, who was an All-Big ten linebacker. His sister, Anna, currently plays for the women’s basketball team. Morrissey’s mother also attended MSU.

Morrissey’s commitment lifts Dantonio’s Class of 2014 back into the Top 25. Scout.com has the them ranked No. 18 while 247 sports and Rivals.com have the Spartans at No. 24. The Spartans 2014 class still trails in-state rival Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, and Northwestern according to all three sites.

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