It may be NBA Draft Day, but Michigan State Football is making headlines as well.
"I’m really excited about this one because I went to two of their camps and I did really well at them," Khaleefah said. "I worked hard for this one. I earned it. So I feel good.
"I committed quickly because every time I go up there, it just feels right and the coaching staff has only shown me love. I have much respect for Coach D (Dantonio) and his program."
Khaleefah committed to MSU less than 24 hours after picking up an offer from head coach Mark Dantonio and offensive line coach Mark Staten, of which he posted news of on Twitter:
A 6-6, 282-pounder out of Dearborn High School in Dearborn (MI), Khaleefah also held scholarship offers from the likes of Syracuse, Cincinnati, Bowling Green and Central Michigan among others. Most of his offers were from non-Power 5 schools, but we've seen Staten develop many prospects in the same position into quality Big Ten lineman.
Here are some of Khaleefah's junior season highlights via Hudl:
Khaleefah has played both tackle and guard in his high school career, but projects as a tackle at the college level. The Class of 2017 recruit is ranked by 247 Sports as their 24th-best prospect from Michigan. With as much talent as the state produces, any top-25 recruit is a nice get.
Joining Khaleefah among 2017 Spartans commitments are defensive end Donovan Winter, guard Kevin Jarvis, wide receiver Hunter Rison, quarterback Rocky Lombardi, wide receiver Cody White, defensive end Lashawn Paulino-Bell, running back Weston Bridges, guard Matt Carrick, defensive end Jacub Panasiuk, tackle Mustafa Khaleefah, running back Darien Clemons, and tight end Jack Camper.