Johns commits to Michigan
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.
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.