East Lansing – While Michigan State puts the final touches on preparation for the spring game on Saturday, the coaching staff is also busy working on the future.
The Spartans, who landed multiple commitments around the spring game last season, grabbed their first of this week when offensive lineman Matt Carrick of Massillon (Ohio) Perry announced Wednesday he would attend Michigan State
“Officially a Spartan! Can't wait to be a part of something special,” Carrick wrote on Twitter.
The three-star prospect becomes the sixth member of Michigan State’s 2017 class, joining the likes of four-star wide receiver Hunter Rison and four-star offensive lineman Kevin Jarvis.
Carrick (6-foot-4, 280), who visited Michigan State on April 1, told 247sports.com that he immediately felt at home in East Lansing.
“When we went there, they had me meet all the offensive coaches and I got to talk with (coach Mark) Dantonio,” Carrick told 247sports. “It was just a comfortable environment and an environment I think I would be able to thrive in.
“I would say it is a lot like my high school now. Our coach bases everything off hard work and what your attitude is going to be. It’s just like Michigan State. I just like everything about it. It just felt like a really good decision.”
Michigan State will hold its final practice of the spring on Thursday before the Green-White Game at 3 p.m. Saturday at Spartan Stadium.