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The State of Michigan secured a possible closing corner on Saturday, as Kalon Gervin vowed to play for the Spartans.
Announced his decision with the following tweet:
Kalon Gervin @ KalonGervin
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to play football at the university level!
I have achieved all my old goals and now it's time to sit down and plan a little more!
#Committed #CallGod https://t.co/uiBwjwSkOw
247Sports lists Gervin as a 4-star prospect, and according to his composite rankings, he is the No. 194 draft general, the No. 20 corner and the No. 2 player of the state of Michigan in the clbad of 2018.
Gervin received the interest of an eclectic group of programs spanning multiple conferences and the country.
For 247 Sports, Notre Dame, Michigan, Oregon, Alabama and Oklahoma were some of the colleges that offered scholarships in addition to MSU.
Gervin originally undertook to play at Notre Dame, but rescinded his engagement in May.
After the release, Gervin said the following about his decision to distance himself from the Fighting Irish, according to Chris Nelsen for the Detroit Free Press :
"I had to find out what I wanted from this process. It was an extremely difficult decision … Nothing against Notre Dame, it just was not the ht fit platform, I'm not trying to hit Notre Dame, that's a good school, I'm not trying to get them out like this … They were upset, But it's fine It's a business Anything can happen They did not stay upset for a long time. "
According to data from 247Sports, the loss of Notre Dame was the profit of several programs that previously thought that they no longer had the opportunity to hire one of the best corner recruits in the clbad of 2018.  Gervin is native from Detroit and featured in Cbad Technical High School, and has some impressive physical traits that made him highly sought after on the recruiting path.
Although his size is somewhat modest at 5 "11" and 180 pounds, he has speed to burn, as evidenced by his verified time of 40 yards per race of 4.38 seconds, according to Scout (without Jared Purcell of MLive.com
While continuing to add strength will likely be an approach for Gervin as he heads into the ranks, his speed is a big advantage in terms of limiting the opposition's ability to beat him.
Although Michigan State failed keeping the product of a hometown in the original state, made the most of a second chance.
The Spartans have trad has been excellent to recruit in the state of Michigan, and that figure is one of the most important keys to help them return to the elites.
The rival Michigan Wolverines have undoubtedly trimmed their recruiting mojo since the arrival of coach Jim Harbaugh in 2015, but Gervin's landing was a blow that It could be a sign of things to come.