Michigan State football picked up a big commitment on Sunday when Ohio defensive end Se'Von Pittman picked the Spartans. For a while it looked like Pittman would end up committing to Ohio State or Michigan, but Mark Dantonio and company were the winners in this recruiting battle.
Pittman is a four-star recruit on Rivals, which ranks him as the No. 8 defensive end and the No. 61 player in the entire nation. Scout also gives him four stars and has him ranked 11th among defensive ends. ESPN has him as a four-star DE as well, ranking him 14th at his position and 101st overall. Finally, 24/7 Sports rounds out the praise for Pittman by also giving him four stars and ranking him 16th at DE, 10th in Ohio and 196th in the nation.
Perhaps even more impressive than the recruiting sites' opinion of Pittman is his offer list. In addition to Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State, Pittman holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Notre Dame, Tennessee and West Virginia, according to Rivals.
Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012
- DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
- OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
- OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
- TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
- QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
- DE Se'Von Pittman (Canton, OH) - 6'5", 245 lbs., ****
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)