Johns com­mits to Michi­gan

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East Lans­ing’s Bran­don Johns has spent his life play­ing in the shad­ows of Michi­gan State.

But Johns, a four-star for­ward, will take the next chap­ter of his bas­ket­ball ca­reer down the road.

Johns, who is con­sid­ered the state’s top high school bas­ket­ball prospect, an­nounced his com­mit­ment to Michi­gan on Thurs­day.

“It’s been a long ride but I’m be­yond grate­ful to have gone through this with ev­ery­one that’s been a part of it,” Johns tweeted.

Johns (6-foot-8, 206 pounds) picked the Wolver­ines over a host of pro­grams, in­clud­ing Michi­gan State, .

Johns is ranked the No. 54 player in the na­tion and No. 18 power for­ward in the 247Sports Com­pos­ite rank­ings. On Scout he is ranked the No. 100 player na­tion­ally and No. 21 at his po­si­tion.

He joins Detroit East English Vil­lage point guard David DeJulius in Michi­gan’s 2018 re­cruit­ing class.

James Hawkins

Ohio re­ceiver chooses to go to Michi­gan State

Michi­gan State foot­ball con­tin­ued its re­cruit­ing haul in Ohio on Wed­nes­day night, re­ceiv­ing a com­mit­ment from San­dusky (Ohio) ath­lete Javez Alexan­der.

Alexan­der, an un­rated prospect, an­nounced his de­ci­sion on Twit­ter.

Alexan­der (6-foot-2, 195 pounds) is a dual-threat quar­ter­back at San­dusky, but be­came Michi­gan State’s first wide re­ceiver com­mit in its 2018 re­cruit­ing class af­ter the Spar­tans be­came the first school to of­fer him as a re­ceiver on Tues­day. He had of­fers from Air Force, Bowl­ing Green, East­ern Ken­tucky and Ge­orge­town to play quar­ter­back.

Michi­gan State now has 12 to­tal com­mits for its 2018 class, in­clud­ing eight from Ohio.

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