With National Signing Day just a few days away (Wednesday, Feb. 7), the Michigan State Spartans football program picked up a late commitment from three-star Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nevada) wide receiver Jalen Nailor.
Proud and Excited to say that i am 1000% committed to Michigan State University!!! #GoGreen pic.twitter.com/O9Z1yeWzpW— Jalen Rasheed Nailor (@SpeedyNailor) February 3, 2018
After originally committing to the Arizona State Sun Devils last July, Nailor reopened his recruiting in late November when Todd Graham was fired. The Spartans actually didn’t offer Nailor until last May.
Nailor took his official visit on campus from Jan. 12-Jan. 14. He left that trip saying that he was “all in on MSU.” He also attended the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
Nailor is the first recruit in the 2018 class to commit to the Spartans since the other 20 recruits signed with the program during the early signing period in late December. He will join his Bishop Gorman teammate, Jacob Isaia, in East Lansing this year.
Nicknamed “Speedy,” Nailor could make an impact right away in the slot with the recent transfers of Trishton Jackson and Hunter Rison.
According to his 247Sports profile, Nailor caught 41 passes for 807 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior. During his career at Bishop Gorman, Nailor had 108 receptions, 1,995 yards and 28 touchdowns.
The Spartans already have two other three-star wide receivers signed in the 2018 class — Julian Major and Javez Alexander. La’Darius Jefferson, Michigan’s Mr. Football, could possibly play wide receiver as well, though he may play quarterback or running back.
Nailor stands at 5-feet-11-inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. His stature seems tailor-made for the slot position. He could be a threat in the vertical game and dangerous in the open field.
Nailor ranks as the 136th wide receiver in the 247Sports composite rankings. He is also rated as No. 8 overall in the state of Nevada for the 2018 class.
Outside of Arizona State, Nailor had offers from Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Nebraska, Utah, Wisconsin and others.
Check out how shifty Nailor is in his senior highlights (courtesy of Hudl):