Tom Izzo is red-hot on the recruiting trail. The Michigan State basketball coach just landed his second four-star pledge in the 2024 class a week ago as Jesse McCulloch picked the Spartans over Alabama, Virginia Tech, and Xavier.
The four-star power forward joined four-star shooting guard Kur Teng in the class and with 2-3 spots potentially available still, Izzo is going to have to narrow his board down.
We’ve heard about guys like Tyler McKinley, Bryson Tucker, Flory Bidunga, and Jonathan Powell being tied to Michigan State in the 2024 class, but Izzo hasn’t forgotten about one major name: Jase Richardson.
The four-star combo guard from Las Vegas, Nev., shouldn’t be overlooked.
The son of Jason Richardson has been one of the top players in the 2024 class, ranked No. 40 overall by the 247Sports Composite, and he could be another wing option and ball-handler for the Spartans in 2024. Since it looks like Izzo is going to take a year off from landing a point guard, Richardson would make sense as a combo guard.
The fit is there and the fact that he’s a legacy recruit is even more reason to buy stock.
Michigan State basketball is one of the schools reaching out most
Richardson recently spoke to 247Sports about his recruitment and the programs that have been consistently reaching out ahead of him trimming his list in a week or two.
He said that Alabama, Auburn, Colorado, Kansas, Michigan State, and Stanford are heavily in pursuit and that he hears from Izzo and Mark Montgomery basically every day.
That’s what you love to hear as a fan.
Not only is Richardson a legacy recruit, but he’s one of the most talented prospects in the class. If Izzo makes him a priority, I don’t see why he can’t land the son of his former star player.