One of the recruits with Michigan State among his finalists has made a decision. Ohio defensive tackle Terrell Jackson is headed to Pittsburgh. He made the announcement on National Signing Day and picked the Panthers over Michigan State, Illinois and Cincinnati.
During his press conference, Jackson had some fun and briefly gave off the impression that Michigan State was his pick.
Hold the phone. TJ picks up #MichiganState hat.. Then puts it down— Simone Scott (@ImSimoneScott) February 1, 2012
According to Scott, after pretending to pick Michigan State, Jackson took out a Pittsburgh hat from under the table and put it on to signify his pick.
In other news, New Jersey defensive end Julian Pinnix-Odrick did in fact sign with Rutgers. Both Michigan State and Syracuse were in the mix for Pinnix-Odrick, but he ultimately decided to stick with his commitment to the Scarlet Knights.
For more on Michigan State football recruiting, check out The Only Colors. SBNation.com has more on National Signing Day 2012.