While it is still early in the recruitment process for the 2023 class, Michigan State has already locked up a major piece for the future of its backcourt. Jeremy Fears Jr. announced his commitment to Tom Izzo and the Spartans on Thursday. The junior announced his commitment live on ESPNU. 

Fears attends La Lumiere School in Indiana and started his high school career at Joliet West in Illinois. Fears also played on the U16 Team USA national team this past summer. 

Fears is regarded as one of the top point guards in the nation for the class of 2023. Michigan State had initially offered Fears during a visit back in September. 

The commitment comes after Fears recently visited the East Lansing campus back in December. He picked Michigan State over Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, and UConn that were also in his top five. Indiana, Memphis, and Missouri were a part of his final eight and previously eliminated. Other schools to have offered him previously included Auburn, DePaul, Gonzaga, Purdue, Xavier, among others. 

Fears marks the first commitment in Michigan State’s 2023 recruitment class.