On Tuesday, Michigan State's 2016 recruiting class was ranked 17th overall in the 247Sports Composite team rankings after both Jonah Morris and Austin Andrews verbally committed during their campus visits.
A day later, the Spartan have jumped three spots to No. 14 after receiving another pledge from Detroit Cass Tech's Demetric Vance, a three-star safety, who announced his pledge at his high school alongside family, coaches and teammates.
The 6-foot-1, 193 pounder had offers from Nebraska, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Tennessee, but narrowed his final three to MSU, Michigan and Ohio State. 247Sports ranks him as the tenth overall prospect from the state of Michigan and the No. 21 safety in the country.
Vance told reporters following his commitment that he sees himself as a valuable asset to Michigan State and knows that he can contribute as early as his freshman year. The defensive back made two trips to East Lansing this year. The first was during a basketball game against Michigan back in February and the second on April 25, the same day as the spring game.
Vance now gives MSU ten commitments in the 2016 class, with eight coming in a span of three weeks, when Huber Heights High (Dayton, Ohio), four-star pro style quarterback, Messiah deWeaver first started the trend, when he committed back on April 22.
Vance is also the first recruit that MSU has collected from Michigan, who says that he'll try to recruit Detroit King products, wide receiver Donnie Corley and Penn State commit LaVert Hill, to Michigan State in order to boost the talent in next year's class.
Detroit Cass Tech 2016 safety Demetric Vance (@Demetricvancejr ) committing to Michigan State. pic.twitter.com/fEHoueMOyf— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) May 13, 2015