Michigan State strikes again as it lands a commitment from Gehrig Normand. The commitment comes just three days after Tom Izzo and staff landed a commitment from Xavier Booker. Like Booker, Normand played on the NY2LA Association. Normand was a member of 3D Empire out of Texas. The rising senior announced his commitment tonight via his Instagram. 

The commitment comes after the 6’6” guard visited the East Lansing campus just last week. During the visit, Normand received his scholarship offer. He had also been offered by Auburn, Illinois, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and a list of other programs.  

Shortly after his visit to Michigan State, Normand felt like he knew it was the right spot for him. “I’m committing now because it’s just when I knew. I decided about two nights ago.” 

“The number one thing I like the most is the people,” Normand first said about what he liked most about Michigan State. “I enjoy hanging out with everyone. The players, the coaches, and even the grad assistants. The people are by far the best.”

“I feel like I mesh with the guys so well,” Normand stated about how he sees himself fitting it with the Spartans program. “They are so fun to be around, and I loved hanging out with them. Basketball wise I am so versatile that I can fit and mold any way to make a team better. I can play one through three and shoot lights out.”

Over the past several months, Normand has risen into one of the top 2023 guards nationally. When asked about his growth, he said “There’s still people in front of me and I’m hunting after them. I never really look at rankings. I really just look at the people in front of me and go after them. I never say I’m better than him. I try to prove it next time I step on the floor.” 

As a junior at Birdville High School in Texas, Normand averaged 13 points and 8 rebounds per game. In addition to joining Booker in the Spartans 2023 recruitment class, he also joins point guard Jeremy Fears to make up one of the top classes in the country currently.