MSU lands Ohio DL DeAri Todd, Georgia CB Tre Person
East Lansing – Michigan State added two members to its 2017 recruiting class on Sunday.
Three-star defensive lineman DeAri Todd of Lorain (Ohio) Clearview flipped his commitment from Boston College and cornerback Tre Person of Atlanta Westlake High, also a three-star prospect, pledged to the Spartans.
Todd (6-4, 235 pounds) and Person (6-0, 165) both committed to the Spartans after visiting MSU over the weekend.
Person had originally committed to Georgia Southern in October.
“It was great," Person told 247Sports about the visit. "Coach (Mark) Dantonio knows a lot of stuff. I'm glad I got to talk to him. He's a DBs coach so we got to chop it up. They treated me like family.”
Person is ranked the No. 89 cornerback nationally for 2017 by Scout.com.
“After deep thought I am no longer a Georgia Southern Eagle,” Person wrote on Twitter. “I appreciate the fans and the coaching staff for recruiting me as hard as they did and making me feel like family. I will spend my next 4 years in East Lansing. I am very excited to be a Michigan State Spartan.”
Todd is ranked the No. 3 defensive end in Ohio and No. 83 at his position nationally by Scout.com.
“I would like to thank god for blessing me with the opportunity to play the game of football and giving me chances to go to places that I’ve never thought I’d go explore,” Todd posted on Twitter. “Thank you to my parents for raising me into the young man I am today and for always being there for me through everything. Thank you to the coaches and people of Clearview who have supported me through this stressful but enjoyable process. Lastly I would like to thank all the coaches who have believed in me and given me a chance to come to their school … but after long discussions with family & friends I have decided to decommit from Boston College. I would like to thank Boston College and their coaches for giving me the chance to come to their prestigious college … But with that being said I have decided to further my academic & football career at Michigan State University!”
National Signing Day is Feb. 1 and Michigan State is still looking to land a handful of commitments before then with the likelihood of signing as many as 25 players.