Is Michigan State basketball falling further behind for 5-star C Aiden Sherrell?

Tom Izzo has been on a heater on the recruiting trail over the past couple of classes. Michigan State basketball signed the No. 4 class in the country for 2023 and he currently has a group that could push for top 10 in 2024, if all goes as planned.

But one of his top 2024 targets might just be a long-shot at this point.

Aiden Sherrell, a five-star center originally from Detroit, released a top five not too long ago with Michigan State, Alabama, Ohio State, Texas, and Oklahoma.

The Crimson Tide have long been considered the favorite with Izzo and Co. not too far behind because of that hometown familiarity. And he had a decision date scheduled for Aug. 13, but last week, he suddenly postponed his decision.

Everyone assumed that boded well for Michigan State. Maybe Izzo made a late pitch that forced him to reconsider committing to Alabama.

But a new report suggests that’s not the case.

Michigan State basketball seems to be running third

According to a report from Trilly Donovan of Burner Ball, Alabama may be restructuring a larger NIL proposition after Sherrell saw the deal that Flory Bidunga got from Kansas.

He also said that Texas could be a team to watch as they have an even larger NIL deal ready to offer Sherrell.

Knowing Izzo, I’d say that means he’s probably running third here as he doesn’t often get involved in out-bidding wars like this.

Kind of a disappointing development, but you never know what can happen in recruiting.