Tom Izzo and Michigan State basketball are working to sign yet another top-10 recruiting class for 2024 after inking the No. 4 group in 2023.
If all goes as planned, the Spartans will have back-to-back top-10 classes for the first time in recent memory. That actually hasn’t happened since average recruiting ratings were first recorded in 2011. We could be on the verge of seeing Izzo do something special (again).
There’s still some room in the 2024 class even after landing four-star wing Kur Teng and four-star big man Jesse McCulloch.
And those extra spots could be utilized to land a top prospect like Aiden Sherrell who just narrowed his list to five teams, including Michigan State.
The Spartans are joined by Alabama, Ohio State, Texas, and Oklahoma in his top five and he’ll be announcing his decision on Aug. 13.
On3 is the highest on him, ranking him No. 10 overall as a five-star in the 2024 class while the 247Sports Composite lists him as the No. 35 overall recruit. Landing him over Alabama (the presumed favorite) would likely push Michigan State into the top 10 nationally.
Tom Izzo continues to impress on the recruiting trail
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Izzo recruit at such a high level and it’s something that deserves recognition. In fact, in each of his past four classes, Michigan State has had an average player rating of over 97 on the recruiting trail and before that, he only had one such class (2016) with a rating over 97.
If he can land Sherrell and another top target or two (like Bryson Tucker), Michigan State’s class will undoubtedly be in the top 10 and have an average rating of over 97.
Give Izzo some props for how hard he’s been working to win No. 2.