This doesn’t appear to be official, but it’s not all that surprising either. Eric Lacy is reporting in the Detroit News that Brandan Kearney will choose Michigan State on November 3rd. When a recruit names a school the leader on Monday and announces a decision date on Wednesday, it’s not very hard to figure out their likely destination.
It’s tough to see a kid like Kearney, described as lifelong Michigan fan, commit to Michigan State but at this point Michigan is dealing with a major scholarship crunch. There was room to take one guard or wing early in the class of 2011 and Carlton Brundidge jumped at that opportunity.
The plan for Michigan is to add Trey Zeigler in the class of 2010 and a big man in the class of 2011. If Zeigler falls through, they will likely look to add a wing player in 2011 as well. However, with Zeigler’s spring decision, that won’t be until next summer.