Mar 19, 2014; Spokane, WA, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo claps during practice before the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: 3-star SG Kyle Ahrens commits to Spartans

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The official visit for three-star shooting guard Kyle Ahrens (Versailles, Ohio. Versailles) was a rousing success as he gave his verbal commitment to head coach Tom Izzo at the end of the visit to become the second commitment for the 2015 class.

The 6-5.5, 195-pound shooting guard is the nation’s No. 136 player regardless of position, the No. 35 shooting guard and the No. 5 recruit in the state of Ohio, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

He picked the Spartans over offers from Boston College, Dayton, Xavier, Tennessee and Iowa, among others. Prior to committing to Michigan State, Ahrens was thinking about scheduling official visits to both Dayton and Xavier, but after giving his commitment to Izzo will no longer go forward with any other official visits.

I believe he is one of the more underrated guards in the country and should be a valuable contributor for Izzo and the Spartans when he steps onto the court.

Ahrens joins Deyonta Davis (Muskegon, Mich. Muskegon) who committed last December. The 6-8 Davis is the top recruit in the state of Michigan and the 34 player overall and the No. 8 center in the nation.

With the addition of Ahrens to the class, Michigan State now owns the No. 8 class in the nation and the No. 3 class in the Big Ten Conference, trailing only the Ohio State Buckeyes and Illinois Fighting Illini.

With these two locked up look for Michigan State to turn their focus to five-star center Caleb Swanigan (Fort Wayne Ind. Homestead) and if he were to commit to Michigan State would give the Spartans the No. 5 class in the nation according to the class calculator feature on 247Sports.


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