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2022 Three-star athlete Tyrell Henry commits to Michigan State

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The Michigan State Spartans have landed a third verbal commitment in the 2022 recruiting class, as in-state three-star athlete Tyrell Henry has pledged to the Spartans.

Henry becomes the first player from Michigan in the Spartans’ 2022 class and joins offensive linemen Gavin Broscious (Arizona) and Kristian Phillips (Georgia).

Henry, listed at 6-foot-even, 160 pounds, plays at Roseville High School, just about 90 miles away from Spartan Stadium. He is listed as an “athlete,” playing on both sides of the ball in high school, as well as special teams, but Henry projects as a wide receiver at Michigan State. Wide receivers coach Courtney Hawkins took the lead in his recruitment.

With a relatively young group on the roster heading into the 2021 season, Michigan State does not currently have a wide receiver committed in the 2021 class prior to National Signing Day on Feb. 3. That position is essential for the 2022 season, and look for the Spartans to likely add multiple wide receiver recruits in that cycle.

Henry is ranked as the No. 46 athlete in the country according to the 247Sports Composite. He also ranks as the No. 18 player in the state of Michigan and the No. 560 prospect nationally, per 247Sports. Rivals ranks Henry as the No. 65 wide receiver in the nation, and the No 17 player in Michigan.

The offers list was quite impressive for Henry, who had multiple Power Five programs, as well as various Group of Five schools, interested in his talents. The list includes Michigan, Penn State, Nebraska, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Central Michigan, Buffalo, Toledo and others.

This is a big time commitment for a priority in-state target for Mel Tucker and company.