It’s been a rough few weeks for the Michigan State Spartans football program, but MSU received some good news tonight as three-star quarterback Noah Kim announced his verbal commitment.
Kim will come to East Lansing from Chantilly, Virginia (Westfield High School). He originally committed to Virginia Tech in May, but de-committed last week after receiving an offer from Michigan State. Kim took an official visit to campus this past weekend when MSU took on Penn State.
The Spartans were in desperate need of a quarterback in the 2020 class, having missed on prior targets at the position. Kim is the 16th player to join the class, but the first signal-caller. He is just the sixth offensive player in the group.
Standing at 6-feet-2-inches tall, and weighing in at 180 pounds, Kim is listed as the No. 52 pro-style quarterback and No. 28 player in the state of Virginia, according to the 247Sports Composite.
He was not heavily recruited by perennial powerhouses, but in addition to Virginia Tech, held offers from Western Michigan, William & Mary, Fordham, Holy Cross, Howard and Sacred Heart. He’s a player who may gain more recruiting traction as the season goes on, but regardless of if that happens or not, he has pledged to the Spartans.
Kim will join a quarterback group in 2020 that will consist of (at the time) junior Rocky Lombardi, sophomore Theo Day and redshirt freshman Payton Thorne. Following the trend of most MSU quarterbacks under Mark Dantonio, Kim will be a strong redshirt candidate during his true freshman season.
Check out Kim’s mid-season junior highlights below. In addition to his impressive arm strength, and despite the fact that he’s listed as a “pro-style” quarterback, Kim’s ability to throw on the move stands out here: