When Tom Izzo is motivated, watch out. The legendary Michigan State basketball coach isn’t messing around on the recruiting trail or on the court lately.
After making a short run to the Sweet 16 in 2022-23, the head coach seems rejuvenated and brings back most of that team while bringing in the No. 4 recruiting class in the country.
Even after this season, the expectations will be high.
Why? Because he can’t stop recruiting at an elite level.
In fact, he’s bringing in one of the top guards in the country for an official visit over the weekend of Sept. 9. That top guard is legacy recruit Jase Richardson, son of Michigan State legend Jason Richardson.
Richardson is listed as the No. 49 overall recruit in the class by the 247Sports Composite and he’s currently high on programs like Alabama, Cincinnati, Arkansas, San Diego State, Stanford, USC, and Virginia. He’s scheduled to visit Alabama this coming weekend and Cincinnati on Sept. 23, according to Travis Branham.
Richardson would be ideal addition to Michigan State basketball’s class
Although Michigan State seems to have an abundance of guards for the next few years, it wouldn’t hurt to add a combo guard like Richardson who can do a little of everything.
Kur Teng, a four-star shooting guard, is already committed in 2024 and Jesse McCulloch is there to play in the post. Adding another solid guard like Richardson who can either handle the ball or play off it would be huge. Plus, it would be really cool to land the legacy.
This official visit should be huge when it comes to Richardson’s decision. It could be an opportunity for Izzo to lock this recruitment up.