East Lansing — Michigan State rounded out a top-10 recruiting class for 2015 a few weeks ago when it landed a commitment from five-star big man Caleb Swanigan, and on Wednesday the Spartans got a nice start to the 2016 class.

Nick Ward, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward from Columbus (Ohio) Gahanna announced on Twitter he would be attending Michigan State.

"Thank you to all the coaches who have recruited me, however I have decided to commit to The Michigan State University. #Spartandog," Ward posted.

The four-star prospect, who is from the same high school as Michigan State freshman Javon Bess, is rated the No. 52 overall prospect and No. 11 power forward in the nation by and is rated 69th overall, according to

Ward chose Michigan State over offers from Ohio State, Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa State among others.