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Michigan State Now In Running For Top Two Recruits In 2019

Anthony Edwards reclassified from 2019 to 2020.

November 20, 2018 - 4:30 pm

Already in the mix for four five-star recruits in the class of 2019, Michigan State basketball is now gunning for a fifth. That's in light of the news that Anthony Edwards is reclassifying from the class of 2020 to the class of 2019, as he told 247 Sports this week. 

Formerly the No. 2 player in the 2020 class, Edwards, a 6'5 shooting guard from Holy Spirit Prep in Atlanta, becomes the No. 1 player in the 2019 class, per 247 Sports. And he said the Spartans are one of five teams on his list. 

That means Michigan State has a shot at the top two recruits in the class of 2019, No. 2 being 6'10 center Vernon Carey from Florida. 

The other schools in contention for Edwards are Florida State, Georgia, North Carolina and Kentucky. The leaders so far, it seems, are the Seminoles and the Spartans.

All five schools have offered him a scholarship. 

“I don’t have any [official visit] dates yet, but I know for sure I’m going to set up visits for Florida State and Michigan State,” Edwards said. “I haven’t decided about the other three.”

Asked about his interest in MSU, Edwards told 247 Sports, “Tom Izzo is a great coach. Some people I know have went there and a Hall of Famer that I know has gone there and he tells me about Tom Izzo all the time and says he’s a great person and that it’s a good school.”

The only Michigan State product in the Basketball Hall of Fame, by the way, is Magic Johnson -- so it sounds like he's the one in Edwards' ear. 

Along with Edwards and Carey, the 2019 five-stars considering Michigan State are center Isaiah Stewart (No. 6 overall), center Trayce Jackson-Davis (No. 16) and forward Keion Brooks (No. 22). Stewart and Brooks are teammates at La Lumiere School in Indiana, the same school that Jalen Jackson Jr. attended before going to MSU. 

The Spartans have two commits in the class of 2019, four-star guard Rocket Watts (No. 32) and four-star forward Malik Hall (No. 53).