[LVS EDIT: Today, Zeigler tweeted that he'll be announcing his decision tomorrow, and signing a letter of intent on Thursday.]
[Bumped. Wednesday is the official start of the late signing period. Dylan has more on Zeigler-related events--including a tweet from Zeigler himself basically saying he hasn't decided yet. -KJ]
Not much real information yet but Drew Ellis, who writes for The Morning Sun ("serving Clare, Isabella, and Gratiot countries") has followed up his recent blog concerning the finalizing of Ernie Zeigler's contract extension by stating that 2010 MI SG Trey Zeigler will make his announcement next week. Every reason to believe he got that information directly from the Zeigler camp. Are these two pieces of news related? Time will tell. More details (date? location?) should follow soon.
What does this mean for MSU? The wise money has always been on CMU and Zeigler playing for his father. Most bloggers and commentators are stating that UM and CMU are the two likely destinations. However, MSU fans have heard that one before. Remember when Adreian Payne was down to UK and WVU?
Still, I wouldn't get your custom "32 Zeigler" MSU jersey printed yet. First, Keith Appling might already have that number. Second, this would be quite the unexpected coup for Tom Izzo as MSU has long been considered a darkhorse.
Luckily, MSU has the luxury of viewing Zeigler as just that - a luxury. 2011 and 2012 recruiting are in great shape even if Zeiger passes. On the flip, he would be a game-changer for CMU and a program-saver(?) for UM. UCLA and ASU are also believed to be in the mix.
This will end what feels like one of the longest public recruitments in MSU history