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.
Milwaukee (Wisc.) Bradley Tech RB Marcus Horne says he will be at #MichiganState as a preferred walk-on, not a greyshirt— Allen Trieu (@AllenTrieu) January 31, 2012
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
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)