East Lansing’s Brandon Johns has spent his life playing in the shadows of Michigan State.

But the four-star forward will take the next chapter of his basketball career down the road.

Johns, who is considered the state’s top high school basketball prospect, announced his commitment to Michigan on Thursday.

“It’s been a long ride but I’m beyond grateful to have gone through this with everyone that’s been a part of it,” Johns tweeted. “This was definitely the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make but without further ado I’d like to announce that I’m continuing my academic and basketball career at…The University of Michigan!”