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Light Of Day In East Lansing: QB Chooses MSU, Continues Big Ten Trend At DC

By: Scott Burnstein, February 28, 2017, 12:41 pm
The Big Ten is in Pacman mode over at Dearborn Divine Child, gobbling up recruits on the gridiron like the old school computer-game character did pieces of fruit. On Sunday, the pendulum swung from Ann Arbor to East Lansing and Spartanville.
Only days after his football teammate at Divine Child, 4-star junior defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, committed to play his college ball at the University of Michigan, Divine Child junior quarterback Theo Day went in the other direction over the weekend and committed to Michigan State.
The 6-foot-5, cannon-armed Day is a 4-star signal caller and the prototypical gunslinger in the pocket. He committed on a visit to campus and is the fourth commit for the Spartans’ Class of 2018, the first from the in-state ranks.
Day racked up 1,525 yards and 22 touchdowns through the air last fall in leading Divine Child into its first state semifinal in 31 years – the Falcons fell to eventual D3 state-champion Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in the final four. As a sophomore, Day was at Novi Detroit Catholic Central, where he began the 2015 campaign as the Shamrocks starting field general, but ended the season playing wide receiver.
A productive offseason last spring and summer on the showcase camp circuit brought interest from high-major Division I colleges following his transfer to Divine Child and him being given the Falcons’ quarterback job. In addition to MSU, Day held 10 other scholarship offers from Division I schools, including power-conference bids out of Boston College, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri. He’s the second quarterback in the state’s Class of 2018 to head to the Big Ten, following in the footsteps of Rockford’s Northwestern-bound Jason Whitaker.