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Michigan State basketball extends offer to No. 3 recruit in 2025 class

Can Tom Izzo work his magic again?

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Tom Izzo and Michigan State basketball have extended a big-time offer to 2025 five-star power forward Koa Peat.

Whenever Tom Izzo extends a Michigan State basketball offer, it’s a big deal.

The Hall of Fame head coach doesn’t just hand out scholarships to anyone, he usually does so when he feels a mutual interest and he’s scouted a prospect enough to love what he sees.

On Tuesday, he offered his seventh player in the 2025 recruiting class. Five-star power forward Koa Peat, the No. 3 player in the nation, is the latest recruit to receive a coveted Izzo offer.

If the last name “Peat” sounds familiar, that’s because it should. His older brother, Cassius Peat, played football for Mark Dantonio and the Spartans. However, things ended on a sour note. That shouldn’t play a negative factor here for his younger brother since these are two completely different sports and coaches. Peat seemed to like his time in East Lansing regardless of how things ended.

The five-star power forward reigns from Gilbert, Ariz., and is the third-best power forward in the class. The 2025 class seems to be loaded at power forward because there are three topping the rankings on 247Sports.

It feels like Izzo is going to prioritize Peat as he’s one of the most sought-after prospects in the class and he doesn’t just extend an offer to extend an offer. This isn’t football where it seems like every top recruit gets an offer from 30-40 schools. Basketball is more exclusive and Izzo doesn’t offer without a mutual feel.

The Spartans’ 2023 class is one of the best in the nation with two five-stars and two four-stars, the 2024 class is No. 5 currently after landing its second four-star last week, and it appears the 2025 cycle could also be special.

Remember when people were saying that the game had passed Izzo by? Good times.

Writer, co-owner of Spartan Shadows. Michigan State and college football expert at FanSided and formerly of The Detroit News. Expert on all things Michigan State. Connor Muldowney has written about Michigan State since graduating from the university with a degree in journalism back in 2013. Ten years of experience as a Michigan State writer/reporter.

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