Michigan State Football Recruiting: Marcus Horne Will Be Preferred Walk-On

When Milwaukee running back Marcus Horne committed to Michigan State on Sunday, it was reported that he was going to be a grayshirt in 2012. As it turns out, he is not going to be a grayshirt after all. Instead, Horne will join the Spartans as a preferred walk-on, according to Allen Trieu.

By being a walk-on instead of a grayshirt, Horne will join the football team in time for the 2012 season instead of waiting until 2013. He won't be on scholarship, but he will have a chance to earn one down the road. That would have also been the case if he had grayshirted, so now he will get to join the team immediately.

Since Horne isn't getting a scholarship for now, I am not going to include him on Michigan State's list of commitments, which you can check out below.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
  7. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  8. TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  9. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
  10. WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
  11. WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  12. DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
  13. OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., ***
  14. CB Ezra Robinson (Sarasota, FL) - 6'0", 174 lbs., ***
  15. S Mark Meyers (Toledo, OH) - 6'0", 180 lbs., ***
  16. DT David Fennell (Portland, OR) - 6'3", 275 lbs., NR
  17. WR Monty Madaris (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ***
  18. S Demetrious Cox (Jeannette, PA) - 6'1", 192 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

For more on the Michigan State Spartans, go to The Only Colors. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NCAA Football hub at SBNation.com/NCAA-Football.

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