As signing day closes in, Michigan State is continuing to put the final touches on its football recruiting class.

On Friday, the Spartans received a commitment from defensive end Darius Slade, who decommitted from Nebraska on Thursday. According to a report from, Slade picked Michigan State over Ohio State.

Michigan State had heavily recruited the 6-foot-4, 235-pound prospect from Montclair, N.J., who is rated a three-star player by both and

Slade told that Michigan State and Ohio State were high on his list after he quickly changed his mind about going to Nebraska.

“I was kind of pressured into that decision,” he said. “And once I got a chance to come home, talk to my family – after I committed everything went silent. And that gave me my first chance to talk it over without feeling so pressured. And once I did that, I knew for a fact that I didn't want to be at Nebraska.”

He added he knew he would have to act quickly if he wanted to play at Michigan State.