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Macomb native Justin Bell has made a verbal commitment to Michigan State football

Macomb native Justin Bell, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound offensive tackle, will remain in his home state of Michigan to play college football.

After visiting Michigan State this weekend, Bell gave his verbal commitment to the Spartans on Wednesday. He announced his pledge on social media, writing: “1000% committed, let’s do it!!”

Bell came onto the Spartans’ radar this spring and impressed at the Wayne State College Showcase late last month. He canceled an official visit to Kansas to take a trip to Michigan State’s campus this weekend. That visit may have sealed Bell’s decision to join the Spartans’ 2025 recruiting class despite offers to West Virginia, Indiana and Bowling Green, among others.

Bell, whose uncle David Sucura played offensive tackle at Michigan State, is the third prospect to commit to the Spartans this week and 12th overall. He is also the fifth Michigan native to commit to the Spartans as Jonathan Smith’s first recruiting class, without any residue from the previous regime.

Bell is considered a three-star prospect and plays for Macomb Dakota. He ranks 90th in the country at his position and is the 24th best prospect in Michigan, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

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