With national signing day right around the corner, Michigan State begins to look full ahead to their 2018 class.
Sunday it was announced the Spartans earned a verbal commitment from four-star tight end Trenton Gillison.
It's official… I'm a Michigan State Spartan ' 22😈🔋⚔️ pic.twitter.com/hfNx6ApGUa
— T-Gill💂🏾♀️ (@T_Gillison8) January 29, 2017
The eighth best tight end prospect in the nation (246th overall) for the 2018 class according to Scout, the Pickerington, Ohio native made his decision after the Michigan/Michigan State basketball game from the Breslin Center Sunday afternoon.
“The one thing that made me decide Michigan State was I just felt right there,” Gillison said of his decision, per Land of 10’s Luke Srodulski. “I really like the coaches. I like coach [Mark] Dantonio, [co-offensive coordinator Jim] Bollman, [co-defensive coordinator Mike] Tressel. I liked how they approached me.”
At 6-foot-5 and 230-pounds, Gillison will more than likely have to add some bulk before he’s totally effective at the next level but shouldn’t press the Spartan coaching staff for playing time. Gillison is a very good athlete recording a 4.8 forty time and a 4.4 shuttle. He’s also a typical hybrid tight end that provide the offense with plenty of options when he’s on the field.
After losing tight ends Josiah Price and Jamal Lyles heading into the 2017 season the Spartans could find themselves with nice depth at the position once 2018 rolls around. Matt Dotson, another four-star recruit will begin play this upcoming season for Michigan State. Ultimately Dotson and the arrival of Gillison in 2018 should yield some nice competition heading into the 2018 campaign.