Michigan State picked up two football commitments on Thursday for the class of 2012, including one from the second best player in the state of Michigan. I'm referring to wide receiver Aaron Burbridge, who is from Farmington Hills and is ranked second on Rivals' list of the top recruits in Michigan. He decided to commit following a visit to East Lansing this week, and Ohio defensive back Jermaine Edmonson also committed before the day was over.
Burbridge is a four-star WR on all of the major recruiting sites. Rivals ranks him 19th at WR and 134th overall in the nation. Rivals also lists offers for Burbridge from Michigan State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State, among others.
For the last few months Burbridge's recruitment became a two-school race between MSU and Michigan. With two of his high school teammates already committed to Michigan, it looked like Burbridge might decide to choose the Wolverines, but he picked the Spartans instead. If he qualifies, MSU will get a very talented player and someone that can be a playmaker for years to come.
As for Edmondson, he is a three-star safety on Rivals and a three-star cornerback on Scout and ESPN. His offer list, according to Rivals, includes Michigan State, Illinois, Louisville, Nebraska, Purdue and Toledo, among others.
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., ****
- WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
- LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
- TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
- RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
- WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
- WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
- DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)