Lincolnshire (Ill.) Stevenson three star ranked senior safety prospect Matt Morrissey (6-foot-3, 185 pounds) talks about his decision to pledge to Michigan State here.
"It's been a long process and I'm happy to have my decision made," Morrissey said. "Michigan State all along just felt like the best place and the best fit for me. It's a great program and a great school and I'm just excited to get a chance to play for the Spartans.."
Morrissey admitted that the Spartans became the team to beat for him early on in his recruiting process.
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"Michigan State was my leader for a long time and once they offered me it made it even harder to say no to them. I took some time and looked around but in the end I was comparing everyone to what Michigan State has to offer. It's the best overall fit for me and I just like the people at Michigan State. Getting to know the coaches, the players and some of the recruits just made me realize that I wanted to be at Michigan State even harder than I expected."
Morrissey was also recruited by the Spartans as more of an athlete prospect.
"They (Michigan State) offered me and see me as more of an athlete type of prospect for now. They have mentioned me as a wide receiver, safety of even as a linebacker for them. It all depends how I grow and develop over the next year or so. The coaches at Michigan State feel I have more growing to do and they want to re-evaluate me in a year or so. I've played all over the field in high school and I'm pretty used to moving around where ever I'm needed. The coaches want me where they feel I'm the best possible fit and I'm totally fine with being an athlete recruit for them."
Morrissey also has been in touch with the other two Class of 2014 Chicagoland recruits during his process.
"I've talked to Brian (Allen) and Enoch (Smith Jr.) a few times on and off and they are excited that I'm joining them in this class. I really didn't know those guys too well but now I'll get the chance to hang with them and get to know them better. I'm really excited about my decision and the recruiting class at Michigan State."
Morrissey is also thrilled to have his decision made before the start of his senior season.
"I definitely wanted this done before the season. We have a chance to have a great season and I can just focus on football and my senior year of school now."
Matt Morrissey is verbally committed to Michigan State.