Michigan State Recruiting: 3-star WR Cody White commits

Michigan State recruiting picked up its first 2017 football commitment from three-star WR Cody White.

After waiting months, Michigan State recruiting picked up its first 2017 football commitment from three-star wide receiver Cody White.

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You could argue that four-star wide out Hunter Rison was the first commitment of the class, which he was, but he has since decommitted to look over his option. I have a hunch that he will be back in the Spartans’ 2017 class before it’s all said and done.

This commitment came out of nowhere as the Walled Lake Western (Mich.) junior took a visit to East Lansing all day on Tuesday and he loved it enough to make his verbal on Wednesday.

White is an ideal-sized receiver, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 190 pounds. He’s ranked No. 403 in the country and as the 56th-best wide out, according to 247Sports. White also holds offers from the likes of Boston College, Duke, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern and Wisconsin.

As you can see by his film, he’s not the fastest or strongest recruit out there, but he’s quick, elusive and has great hands. He doesn’t let the ball hit his chest to make the catch every time, he goes out and gets it.

Mark Dantonio has to be pretty happy with the first commitment as last year’s class also started out with a wide receiver (Cam Chambers) and blossomed into the head coach’s best ever. Is this one on a similar, yet better, path?

Keep an eye out for the recruits visiting for the spring game as there are sure to be more commitments coming soon.