No surprises here, Brandan Kearney verbally committed to Michigan State this morning. Kearney, a 2011 wing, was ranked 90th in the country by Rivals and chose Michigan State over Michigan, Kentucky, and Ohio State.
Although Kearney was considered a Michigan lean early this spring, the situation changed after Carlton Brundidge committed to Michigan. With limited scholarships in the class of 2011, it was clear that Michigan only had room for one backcourt player. The other remaining scholarship in the class of 2011 almost has to go to a big man (scholarship breakdown lives here).
In the class of 2010, the priority hasn’t changed: Trey Zeigler. Zeigler recently officially visited UCLA and Michigan and Michigan appears to have positioned themselves well. However, Zeigler’s spring decision means that there will be a long wait ahead.