Report: MSU lands DE Kareem for 2016

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News

East Lansing — Michigan State was making a final recruiting push over the weekend for the 2015 class expected to sign on Wednesday, but the Spartans managed to come away with an early recruiting victory for 2016.

Khalid Kareem, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end from Farmington Hills Harrison, committed during Michigan State's basketball game against Michigan, according to several reports, including 247sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com.

Kareem was offered recently by Michigan and also held scholarship offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, Miami (Fla.), Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee and Wisconsin. He is a four-star recruit and the 13th-best defensive end in the country, according to Rivals.com.

Michigan State offered him in mid-January, and at the time, Kareem talked about what he liked about Michigan State and what he thought about defensive line coach Ron Burton.

"It's a really good offer," he said. "It's an in-state school I've watched growing up, so it's a great feeling and a blessing.

"(Burton) really teaches the defensive line techniques, how to get off the ball and intensity. He really gets after his players and I like that."

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