Jason Randall, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound tight end from Muskegon, verbally committed to join the Spartan gridders next fall.
Randall, who is best noted for his size and running speed, is a top 20 in-state recruit and should be a nice compliment to MSUs team, said Bill Kurelic of the online recruiting service Rivals100.com.
Any time you can get an in-state top player, its a great thing, he said. Hes got excellent size, he runs pretty well and is just an overall great athlete.
MSU officials are not allowed to comment on recruits until they have signed a letter of intent.
Randall had his choices narrowed down to Michigan and MSU, and decided on MSU after he didnt get an offer from U-M, Kurelic said.
Although he plays tight end on his high school squad, he could also play defensive end next year, he said.
He could play either side of the ball, he said.
Randall runs the 40 in 4.8 seconds and caught 16 passes as a junior.
MSU has two other verbal commitments for the 2001 class - offensive lineman Chris Morris from Temperance, Mich. and kicker Dave Rayner from Oxford, Mich.