Green seems to be the color so far this summer, at least from an Illinois recruiting standpoint.
Hinsdale South four-star defensive end Josh King (6-foot-6, 230 pounds) committed to Michigan State Friday morning at a press conference held at his high school.
"I just knew right away after I visited Michigan State that they would be my school," King said. "I just felt a connection with everyone including the coaches and the other recruits. I visited a lot of different schools but they just didn't feel the same to me."
King, the top ranked recruit in Illinois for the Class of 2016 and Rivals.com 69th best recruit in the nation, admitted that his attention will now turn towards becoming a recruiter for the Spartans.
"I'm going to make a few phone calls once I'm done here to a few recruits I know," King said. "We already have a great recruiting class going and I want to add a few more guys from the area to join me."
King becomes the 14th commitment in the Spartans Class of 2016. King became the third Chicagoland recruit to commit to the Spartans, joining Hinsdale Central three-star center Brian Allen and Fremd three-star safety Kenney Lyke.
King, who had narrowed down his list of favorites to the Spartans, along with Michigan, Penn State, Notre Dame and USC, can now focus on his senior season.
"It's been a long process and I'm just so ready to be done," King said. "My senior year means everything to me and I wanted to have this all done so I can just relax and get ready for the season."
Hinsdale South head coach Mike Barry talked about what King will bring to East Lansing.
"Josh is just a special athlete," Barry said. "He's such a talented athlete and is also a humble and hard working kid."