The Michigan State Spartans added another commitment to the program’s 2022 class on Thursday in three-star defensive end James Schott out of Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana, bringing MSU’s total for the 2022 recruiting class to 21.
After a lot of thought and talk with my family, it comes with great excitement I am committing to Michigan State University. I would like to thank my family @CoachRonBurton @Coach_mtucker. East Lansing!!! Here we come ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/YpXsiXupC9— James Schott 32 (@JamesSchott16) November 5, 2021
Schott is yet another example of the measurements head coach Mel Tucker is trying to fill the roster with. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound defensive end is ranked No. 1,607 nationally according to 247Sports, as well as 80th among all EDGE players, and 24th in the state of Indiana. According to 247Sports, Schott held multiple Division I offers, including Ball State, Marshall, Western Michigan, and Miami (OH), however, Michigan State is his only Power Five offer.
Schott previously committed to Miami (OH) in June, but has now flipped his decision to Michigan State
With the commitment, the Spartans move to the 17th-ranked recruiting class nationally in 2022 and third in the Big Ten. Five of the Spartans’ 2022 commits are four-stars, and the other 16 are three-stars. Michigan State has an average rating of .8702 for their 2022 class as well.