The Michigan State football program picked up commitment No. 5 on Monday. Tyler O'Connor, a quarterback from Lima, Ohio, chose the Spartans over Northwestern, giving MSU its first commit since Evan Jones joined the 2012 recruiting class on May 7.
O'Connor has three stars on Scout, which ranks him as the 38th-best QB in the nation. 24/7 Sports has him rated as a four-star QB. Rivals and ESPN have yet to evaluate him.
According to Rivals, O'Connor's offer list includes MSU, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Virginia and West Virginia, among others.
Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012
- DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., NR
- OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., NR
- OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., NR
- TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., NR
- QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., NR
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)