Five-star forward Miles Bridges picks Michigan State over Kentucky

In the end, Miles Bridges picked MSU over Kentucky. (247 Sports)

Tom Izzo’s monster 2016 recruiting class just ensured itself a top-five ranking regardless of what happens for the rest of the recruiting season.

Miles Bridges, a five-star small forward from Flint, Mich., verbally committed to Michigan State on Saturday. He joins fellow five-star Joshua Langford (combo guard), four-star Cassius Winston (point guard) and four-star Nick Ward (power forward) to comprise the Spartans’ freshman class a year from now.

In a press conference at his school, Bridges told reporters that he new he was going to commit to the Spartans “about a week ago” but thanked all the coaches for their time during the process.

In Bridges, Izzo gets an amazing athlete, a lefty who has a well-rounded game of savvy, power, good ball skills and incredible hops.

How strong, how athletic?