Caleb Swanigan decommits from Michigan State

Updated: May 7, 2015
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Tom Izzo and his Michigan State Spartans lost one of their top recruits earlier today. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, 6-foot-8 forward Caleb Swanigan announced that he will decommit from the Spartans.

On April 10, Swanigan gave the Spartans a verbal pledge to attend the school. Other schools that had a high amount of  interest, were the California Bears, Kentucky Wildcats, Arizona Wildcats and Purdue Boilermakers.

Well, it may be the Boilermakers that Swanigan will choose. Sources say he had a couple family members that attended Purdue.

Whichever school this athletic forward decides to attend will receive an instant star. According to the ESPN 100, he is the No. 9 ranked recruit in the nation.

Although Swanigan is 6’8 and 275 pounds, his most comfortable position is at the power forward spot. More than likely, if he played for Izzo at Michigan State, he would have been an undersized center.

He projects as a power forward transitioning to the NBA, so it would be in his best interest to play it entering college. Both Purdue and Kentucky have a center already, so those may be the two schools that it comes down to with Swanigan’s decision.


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