The recruitment of Lincolnshire (Ill.) Stevenson athlete Matt Morrissey has been winding down for several weeks, and on Monday the three-star prospect put the final pieces in place with a commitment to Michigan State.
Morrissey informed the Spartan's coaches of his decision during an on-campus visit earlier in the day, and talked about it later with Rivals.com.
"The visit today was amazing," Morrissey said. "The coaches were excited and happy for me.
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"I love their coaching staff, their overall school/program and they are just great people."
In the weeks leading up to Monday's commitment, Morrissey had narrowed his list of offers down to four schools - Michigan State, Boston College, Syracuse and Illinois.
Morrissey had connections to several schools that were recruiting him, including Boston College where his brother played. The connections at Michigan State were deepest, however, with two parents who attended the school and a sister who currently plays on the women's basketball team and encouraged her younger brother to join her in East Lansing.
"She loves the school," Morrissey said in late May. "She is with the team all the time and she loves her team, loves the campus. She fits in really well so she is always telling me great things."
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Morrissey could project to safety or wide receiver at the college level. The Michigan State coaching staff told him when they offered they were bringing him in as an athlete and would see how he develops over the next couple years.