The Michigan State Spartans' red-hot recruiting streak continued Saturday with another big get in the trenches.
It came when four-star offensive guard Jordan Reid announced his commitment to MSU on Twitter:
Jordan Reid (@jordanreid58) July 10, 2016
Reid actually committed to Michigan State during The Opening, an annual event that showcases many of the nation's top high school prospects, and is taking place right now in Oregon. The Spartans also landed four-star tight end Matt Dotson on Thursday at The Opening, which has been very kind to MSU as of late.
A 6-4, 285-pound offensive lineman from Cass Technical in Detroit (MI), Reid is ranked by Scout.com as the 287th-overall prospect in the 2017 class. They also have him as the No. 1 guard from Michigan and the 18th-best guard in 2017.
Reid pledged to MSU while holding offers from Michigan, Florida, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Arizona, Nebraska and West Virginia among others.
Reid becomes the fourth offensive lineman in the Spartans' 2017 class, joining three-star guard Matt Carrick, four-star guard Kevin Jarvis and three-star offensive tackle Mustafah Khaleefah. This commitment gives Michigan State 14 pledges in 2017, and we've still got over a month until the college football season opens.
It's always a huge plus to have most of a recruiting class locked up by the time the regular season opens, as it allows the coaches to spend more time focusing on game-planning and developing their current players vs recruiting future ones.
While Reid is a high school offensive tackle, he's projected to be a guard in college. Here's an excerpt of Reid's ESPN scouting report:
Very good height and bulk with a frame and build that can continue to be developed and support more good mass with time in a college weight program. Displays very good functional strength though room to improve as he continues to develop and should.
Flashes solid punch and needs to continue to refine, but displays ability to strike and get hands inside. Can get top heavy at times, but displays ability to maintain good base and stay square and mirror rushers once he gets hands on.
Can deliver an initial pop and do good job of getting hands inside and creating leverage. Once engaged displays good lower body strength and knee drive to generate push and steer defenders. Needs to work on coming off with better pad level and rolling hips and maximizing power.
And here is a look at Reid's junior season highlights: