Chicago athlete, Ohio RB commit to Michigan State football

The Detroit News

Michigan State added offense to its 2019 football recruiting class on Thursday.

Alante Brown of Chicago Simeon, and Brandon Wright, a running back from Euclid, Ohio, committed to play for the Spartans.

Michigan State received a commitment Thursday night from Alante Brown, a three-star athlete from Chicago Simeon.

The decisions were revealed on Twitter.

“It has been my dream school,” Brown told Detroit News contributor Allen Trieu for a story posted at 247Sports. “I was born out there. I wasn’t raised there but I have family that I don’t get to see much there. I would see them when I would come to MSU to play basketball so I’m familiar with the area and the campus. That is my granddad’s favorite school. My dad’s favorite school is actually Michigan but he has accepted it. I have family in Detroit as well.”

Brown plays quarterback at Simeon, but he told Trieu he plans to play receiver at Michigan State.

The 5-foot-10, 181-pound Brown is considered a three-star prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite. He's ranked No. 24 overall in Illinois, and the No. 101 "athlete" in the country, according to the composite.

Wright is a 6-foot-2, 220-pound bruiser who is ranked No. 57 overall in the state of Ohio, and the No. 96 running back in the country, according to the composite. Wright, considered a three-star prospect, is the first running back in the Spartans' 2019 class, and the fourth player from Ohio.

Brown is the third Michigan State commit classified as an athlete, joining Jordan Huff of Morgan County in Madison, Ga., and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central's Tate Hallock, who committed last week to Michigan State.

Michigan State's 2019 class includes 13 verbal commits. Brown and Wright are the second and third players to commit to Michigan State's 2019 class in four days, following five-star Belleville offensive tackle Devontae Dobbs.