Coen Carr’s commitment adds to impressive 2023 class


MSU head coach Tom Izzo shouts out orders during the first day of 2021 fall practice/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Liam Jackson, Sports Editor

EAST LANSING – Four-star forward Coen Carr committed to Michigan State on Tuesday evening. Carr is the fourth commit in the 2023 class and head coach Tom Izzo is quickly compiling one of the best recruiting classes of his career.

Carr is from Greenville, South Carolina, and plays at Legacy Early College. He stands at 6-foot-7 and weighs 200 pounds. 247 Sports ranks him as the No. 59 player in the country, the No. 10 ranked small forward and the No. 2 overall player in South Carolina. 

Michigan State’s 2023 class is currently ranked inside the top five in the nation.

Carr’s athleticism is extraordinary for a high school player. His ability to gain advantages in transition and slashing to the rim in half-court sets are what sets him apart from other prospects. 

“Carr is perhaps the most violent leaper in the national class of 2022,” said Adam Finkelstein, the director of scouting at 247 Sports. “He makes the type of momentum-changing finishes that can immediately flip the energy of a game.”

Indiana, Tennessee, Uconn and others also offered Carr. He took an official visit to MSU on July 30, 2022 and received an offer from the Spartans on Aug. 3, 2022. 

Carr joins five-star Xavier Booker, four-star Jeremy Fears and four-star Gehrig Normand. Shortly after Normand committed on Aug. 2, he took to Instagram Live with Booker and Fears to publicly recruit Carr to join them in East Lansing.