Michigan State 2014 WR Commit Matt Morrissey Is Ready to Launch His Spartan Career
Matt Morrissey out of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire Illinois may not be the highest ranked player in MSUâ€™s 2014 recruiting class, but thatâ€™s not going to stop him from becoming an impact player during his career in East Lansing.
Blessed with great hands, terrific ball skills, and a fearless ability to go and find the football, Morrissey can potentially help the Spartans at a variety of positions. During an interview on Spartan Nation Radio, Morrissey confirmed that he will start his career at MSU as a wide receiver. He noted, however, that finding the right position is â€œgoing to be a process.â€ He and the coaches are taking a flexible approach, saying â€œI could switch from wide receiver to safety kind of from week to week. Iâ€™m going to go there and they (the coaches) are going to evaluate me as I progress and see how my body matures and how I fit in.â€
Morrissey ties to MSU extend far deeper than just his recruitment. His father, Jim Morrissey played linebacker at Michigan State in the 1980s and his mother is also a Spartan Alumni. Currently His sister Anna is a junior guard on the MSU womenâ€™s basketball team. Finally being a Spartan himself is not something lost to Matt Morrissey. â€œIt means everything (being a Spartan), both my parents going there, my sister being there now, Iâ€™ve always been a Spartan fan but being able to put on the green and white will be a special feeling.â€
Because of those deep Spartan roots, Morrissey was able to take great pride in watching MSUâ€™s triumphant run to the Big Ten title and Rose Bowl championship this season.Â For him, it was â€œjust fun to watchâ€ such â€œan unbelievable teamâ€ come together and accomplish so much.
During his entire recruiting process, Morrissey told Spartan Nation Radio that he tried to â€œsurround himself with great people.â€ From the very beginning, getting to know the MSU coaching staff has been â€œan awesome experienceâ€ for Morrissey. While being great coaches, the MSU staff according to Matt are most importantly â€œjust great people.â€ In terms of the quality of people he has found, Morrissey claims â€œI couldnâ€™t have picked a better place than Michigan State.â€
Mattâ€™s attributes as both a player and a young man make him a great addition to the 2014 Spartan recruiting class and we here at Spartan Nation are excited to watch his development in the coming seasons.