Michigan State basketball makes top 3 for 4-star top-60 recruit

Could this be Michigan State’s first 2025 commit?
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Every Michigan State basketball fan has been patiently waiting for when the Spartans will start making some noise in the 2025 recruiting class. Tom Izzo and his staff have been doing a lot of work recently, but for whatever reason they haven’t earned a commitment yet.

Recently news came out that they were recruiting the No. 1 player from the 2026 class pretty hard, but that obviously doesn’t impact the 2025 class. But with the 2025 class being the priority right now, I was really hoping to start seeing some news on that front.

And thankfully we did on Monday as Michigan State found out they made the top three for one of the top recruits in the 2025 class.

Jordan Scott is a four-star forward from Reston, Va. According to 247Sports, he is the No. 51 overall player in the country. Scott also is the No. 9 forward in the country and the No. 2 player from the state of Virginia.

Also included in Scott’s top three is Virginia Tech and Maryland. On paper those feel like programs Michigan State should be able to beat, but they both are a lot closer to Scott’s hometown which could play a factor in his recruitment.

No official predictions have been made in his recruitment yet, but Michigan State has to love their chances. According to 247Sports, MSU is the only program of the three with an upcoming official visit scheduled for Sept. 8. That day has quickly turned into a massive day for the staff as they could very well win this recruitment during that visit.

On3’s prediction machine however gives Michigan State the best chance of the three schools to win this recruitment. While that isn’t an official prediction, it could be a sign that MSU is the slight leader.

Time will tell how this recruitment plays out, but with Izzo on MSU’s side we should feel pretty confident.