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Four-Star Offensive Lineman Clay Wedin Goes In-Depth On His Commitment To Spartans

Four-star offensive line commit Clay Wedin talks to Spartan Nation on why he pulled the trigger on Michigan State

Michigan State has been red hot on the recruiting trail in the month of June. They have hosted several top prospects from around the country on official visits and it has paid off so far for the Spartans, who have landed five verbal commitments this month alone.

One of those prospects is four-star offensive lineman Clay Wedin, a 6-foot-6, 295-pound interior offensive lineman who committed to the Spartans a week ago on June 14.

Wedin made his commitment public following an official visit to East Lansing over the weekend of June 10. With his verbal pledge to the Spartans, Wedin cancelled all of his following official visits, which included a previously scheduled trip to Auburn on June 24.

"I pulled the trigger on Michigan State because they checked every box that I had for a school," Wedin said. "They checked off player development. I know that I'll get developed there with the best."

Outside of development, Wedin says he's confident in head coach Mel Tucker's system, his stability at Michigan State after a 10-year, $95 million extension and the goals that the head coach has set in place for the program.

"I love Coach Tucker's vision," Wedin said. "He's not looking to just win bowl games. He has a vision to compete for national championships every year and I believe him."

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Now that Wedin is committed to Michigan State, the native of Tampa, Fla. has completely shut down his recruitment to other schools, and has already started to get to know the other commits in the Spartans' 2023 class.

"When I started this whole process, I made sure to not rush it and make sure I committed to the best fit for me, which I've done," Wedin said. "I've already started talking with Johnathan Slack, who is also an offensive line commit, and I'm getting to know everyone else. Everyone committed seems like good guys that can contribute to the team when we get up there."

Offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic was the primary recruiter for Wedin, and was one of the main reasons Wedin felt comfortable committing to a program so far from home in Florida.

"Coach Kap and I have a really good and strong relationship," Wedin said. "We have been in constant contact since January, and it has just grown from there. He is a great person, as well as an elite coach, and he knows how to develop offensive linemen."

Now that Wedin has locked in this summer, he plans on preparing for his senior season of high school football down in Tampa and making a return trip to East Lansing this fall for a game.

"I don't have anything set in stone yet, but I would love to get back up to 'The Woodshed' this fall and see a game in person before I get to play there next year," Wedin said.

Michigan State opens its season on Sept. 2 when they will host Western Michigan.