Michigan State Lands Verbal Commitment From Spartan Legacy

By Erik Sargent
Mark Dantonio Michigan State Spartans
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The Michigan State Spartans and head coach Mark Dantonio received a commitment from three-star safety Matt Morrissey out of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

While Morrissey isn’t one of the highest ranked recruits, he is one of the most interesting recruits in the entire Michigan State recruiting class because of legacy he carries with him.

Morrissey’s father, Jim Morrissey, was a linebacker at Michigan State during the early 80’s and went on to play for the Chicago Bears in the NFL and was a part of the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl team that won the Super Bowl. He was a captain during his days as a Spartan and finished 13th in career tackles.

While Morrissey will bring a great legacy with him, he will try and build his own legacy and looks more than capable of doing so.

Morrissey is projected as a safety right now but has the frame to possibly fill into a linebacker by the time he gets to college. On film, you see Morrissey is exceptionally quick at diagnosing a play and is breaking on the ball often before the quarterback releases it.

He possesses great hands, which show not only when intercepting passes at safety but also while playing wide receiver, which Morrissey also does at a high level. He is physical in the run game and pops the ball carrier whenever he can.

Morrissey had offers from other programs such as Boston CollegeIndiana and Illinois. He is the 13th commit for the Spartans 2014 recruiting class.

Erik Sargent is a college football writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Erik_Sargent, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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