Several 2020 recruits visited Michigan State’s campus this weekend, and the Spartans football program must have made an impression on many of them. Following his official visit to East Lansing, three-star wide receiver Ricky White has decided to play college football in East Lansing.
Respect My Decision..— ( 10 ) Ricky white (@yunqbrezzy_) June 24, 2019
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White is the fourth player to commit to MSU since Sunday, joining cornerback Angelo Grose and defensive end Chris Mayfield (both three-star prospects), as well as three-star linebacker Devin Hightower.
White comes from Marietta, Georgia, the same city where current Spartan, redshirt freshman cornerback Chris Jackson, is from. However, White plays for Wheeler High School, while Jackson played at Lassiter.
In terms of recruiting rankings, White is listed as the No. 162 wide receiver in the nation, and the No. 97 player in the state of Georgia, per the 247Sports Composite. He also checks in at No. 984 overall in the 2020 class. However, 247Sports’ own site rankings are more favorable for White, and list him as the No. 114 wide out, No. 56 player in his home state and No. 632 nationally.
A ton of universities went after White. In fact, he has accumulated more than 30 total offers. Schools such as West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Rutgers, Kansas, Colorado State, Connecticut, Cincinnati and many others all wanted White to be a part of their respective programs.
The Spartans initially offered White in late January. White is listed at 6-feet-1-inch tall and 175 pounds on his 247Sports recruiting profile, although his measurements at The Opening Regional in May list him at a significantly lower playing weight of 159 pounds.
This brings the Spartans up to 12 commitments in their 2020 recruiting class, and currently rank at No. 38 in the NCAA.
Check out White’s highlights below, and be sure to note his speed and elusiveness off of screen passes, as well as his savvy route-running on deeper routes: