MSU has lost a commitment in the class of 2014, according to the Roanoke Times.
Quarterback Chris Durkin has decommitted from MSU and committed to Virginia Tech. Durkin is from Youngstown, Ohio, but there's a bit of a family connection.
Virginia Tech just got a 2014 commitment from 3-star QB Chris Durkin of Youngstown, Ohio. Formerly a Michigan State commit. #Hokies— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) December 17, 2013
Durkin's cousin, D.J., is the defensive coordinator at Florida. Coached with Scot Loeffler there and put in a good word with the #Hokies OC.— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) December 17, 2013
Durkin said talks with Virginia Tech started about 2 weeks ago. Biggest selling point was "chance to play early." #Hokies— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) December 17, 2013
That last point is key. Durkin wasn't going to play early at MSU. The Spartans likely will go with Connor Cook for two more years. Freshman Damion Terry has drawn rave reviews while redshirting this season. There's also redshirt freshman Tyler O'Connor, another highly-touted guy in the mix. Also throw in 2015 QB commit Jayru Campbell.
Could O'Connor transfer? Maybe. But that might not make much of a difference to Durkin.
MSU tries to bring in one quarterback in each recruiting class. It will be interesting to see where they go from here. It's late in the process. A lot of guys are already committed. Do you offer someone you wouldn't otherwise? Do you offer them a preferred walk-on spot?
If I'm MSU and the decision is to take a QB in this class, my first call is to Detroit Country Day's Tyler Weigers.— Mike Wilson (@MikeWScout) December 17, 2013
In the meantime, get on the Tommy Vento bandwagon before it's too late.