2023 four-star SG Gehrig Normand commits to Michigan State

Tom Izzo’s Michigan State basketball program has just landed its second commitment in four days. 2023 four-star SG Gehrig Normand has chosen Michigan State over Wisconsin, Texas, Tennessee, and others. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard is a Ft. Worth (TX) native who holds 21 offers and is ranked in 89th in the nation by the 247Composite. His commitment by him brings MSU up to the nation’s # 4 in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings.

Normand just took an official visit to MSU this past weekend. The three-day visit wrapped up on Saturday, which was when is when MSU extended an offer to Normand. It took less than two days for that offer to turn into a verbal commitment from Normand to the coaching staff, which was then publicly announced tonight. The experience on the official visit was the deciding factor for Normand and his family by him.

Following Normand’s decision to commit to MSU, his mother Amy kindly shared some insight with SpartanTailgate.com. When asked if there was a specific moment where she knew MSU would be the eventual choice for her son, Amy Norman said, “We were pretty sure when we were in town that MSU was a fit, but we wanted to go home and process it all. He decided around midnight and I think Coach Montgomery said that was the latest late night commit they had ever gotten! “

Amy Normand also elaborated on the great recruiting experience that the family got to take in. “We had some really awesome visits and some really good relationships. Paul Mills and Coach Springman from ORU and Coach Ali and staff from CSU were there from day one. We have such a great respect and high regard for them. It was hard to walk away from them big time. Those relationships mean a lot to us. Coach Beard and the Texas staff was a big draw too because we wanted G to be close to home, “she said.

With all of that said, the situation at MSU presented itself as the clear-cut choice: “Ultimately, after leaving our Michigan State visit, we just had this feeling that it was right. There was a place for G on every team, but this one felt special. Getting to play with Booker and Fears was also a big draw. We feel like this group can win a national championship. And Coach Izzo is a legend in our house. He’s hard to say no to! ”

Additionally, Normand previously told Spartan Tailgate what made the official visit such a great experience for them. Here is a small blurb from that lengthy interview:

“I think all the coaches sharing their homes, introducing us to their wives and kids, telling stories around the table, valuing the community around them all meant so much to us. We could have been interviewing to pick up the trash after practice and I think he would have treated us the same. Time is a gift and he shared so much of that with us and everyone around him, we were just blown away by his kindness and that of the staff. I think Gehrig was blown away by the staff and the players. We can’t stop talking about the different people we met and how much we enjoyed getting to know everyone. I think not only are the players incredible kids, the 2023 class that the coaches are recruiting are just the kind of kids you would want your son to be around. “

On how Amy Normand feels now that the decision has been made and is now behind them: “Such at peace. We know G is in good hands! “

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