This is the worst kind of news. Knoxville (Tenn.) West athlete Shannon Blair tore his ACL in the opening game of his senior season. The Michigan State commit will obviously miss the rest of his final high school season. The 6-1, 170-pounder will now have to rehab the torn ACL for the better part of a calendar year before he arrives at Michigan State next fall.
Blair had been viewed as a fast-rising recruit heading into the summer, but then decided to shut down his recruitment on June 25 when he committed to the Spartans. Blair chose MSU over Memphis, Purdue, Virginia and Duke among others.
According to 247 Sports, Blair is considered the No. 62 athlete in the country and the No. 27 player in the entire state of Tennessee.