Friday, August 8, 2008
Spartans secure elite Michigan player!
Keith Appling verbally commits!
Spartan head coach can relax a little bit. Keith Appling, Best of the Best's #2 player in Michigan has committed to Michigan State, after considering offers from a slew of other schools including Tennessee, Michigan, Cincinnati, and Oklahoma. Keith is one of the better scorers in the country, and at 6-2 can also play some point guard.
Michigan State has been his dream school since the beginning. In one published report, it states that Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo compared Keith to a former Spartan great, Mateen Cleaves, and a great Spartan player now, Kalin Lucas. Now, Michigan State, can focus on recruiting, 6'5 Trey Ziegler from Mt. Pleasant, MI (High) and 6'5 Brandan Kearney from Detroit, MI (Southeastern). Both are the top players in Michigan in their classes, 2010 and 2011; and both are combo guards.