With 17 prospects already committed in the 2016 recruiting class, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and the Spartans got an early start on the 2017 class Saturday with a familiar name.
Ann Arbor (Mich.) Skyline wide receiver Hunter Rison, son of Spartan standout Andre Rison, announced his verbal pledge to MSU on Saturday afternoon.
The 5-foot-11, 183-pound wideout received an offer from the Spartans in April and was in East Lansing on Saturday for MSU’s camp. He had offers from Akron, Arizona State and Central Michigan, according to 247Sports.
Andre Rison had 2,992 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns on 146 career receptions with the Spartans in 1985-88 and held MSU’s all-time receiving record until B.J. Cunningham (3,086) surpassed him in 2011. He later enjoyed a 12-year NFL career with several teams, most notably the Atlanta Falcons, and was named to the Pro Bowl five times.