Michigan State is hoping for a strong finish to its 2012 football recruiting class, and the Spartans are on track to make that happen with wide receiver Monty Madaris committing on Sunday night. Madaris, a native of Cincinnati, picked Michigan State over his hometown team, the Cincinnati Bearcats.
Madaris is considered a four-star wide receiver on three of the four major recruiting sites. Scout, ESPN and 24/7 Sports all give him four stars, and Rivals is the only site to rank him as a three-star recruit.
According to Rivals, Madaris' offer list includes Michigan State, Cincinnati, Michigan, Kentucky, Boston College, Florida State, Indiana, Louisville and Nebraska, among other schools.
Madaris is the fourth wide receiver from the class of 2012 to commit to MSU. He joins Aaron Burbridge, Kyle Kerrick and MacGarrett Kings, who have been committed to MSU since last summer. With MSU also adding DeAnthony Arnett, a transfer from Tennessee, a lot of talent is coming in at the wide receiver position.
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., ***
- 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., ***
- OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., ***
- CB Ezra Robinson (Sarasota, FL) - 6'0", 174 lbs., ***
- S Mark Meyers (Toledo, OH) - 6'0", 180 lbs., ***
- DT David Fennell (Portland, OR) - 6'3", 275 lbs., NR
- WR Monty Madaris (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ***
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)