Michigan State bolstered their 2017 recruiting class with the commitment of Matt Carrick, who announced the news Wednesday afternoon on Twitter:
Officially a Spartan! Can't wait to be a part of something special✳️ #Spartan— Matt Carrick (@Matt_carrick56) April 20, 2016
Carrick, a 6-4, 275-pound offensive lineman out of Perry High School (OH), is rated as a three-star prospect and the 40th-ranked offensive guard in the 2017 class by 247 Sports. The guys at Scout.com have him a little higher as the 26th-ranked guard for 2017. He also holds scholarship offers from Iowa State, Akron, Miami (OH), Toledo and Ohio. Pittsburgh and Ohio State have also been recruiting Carrick, though have yet to offer him.
The recruitment of Carrick sped up rather quickly after the Spartans offered him back on April 1st, the same day he made an unofficial visit to Michigan State before committing three weeks later. He now joins a 2017 class that includes commitments from offensive guard Kevin Jarvis, tight end Jack Camper, wide receiver Cody White, quarterback Rocky Lombardi and wide receiver Hunter Rison.
Speaking of, Rison has already congratulated Carrick of his commitment:
#V4MSU ❎✳️ https://t.co/cPgeVefSA0— Hunter Rison (@hunterrison) April 20, 2016
Here are some highlights of Carrick in action: