September 13, 2013
Tum Tum emerges as Izzo's top priority at PG
Lourawls Nairn (5-11, 180) appeared to have narrowed the scope of his recruitment to Indiana, Oklahoma, and Minnesota before Michigan State worked its way onto his short list of finalists by securing an official visit from the Rivals150 point guard this weekend.
"Michigan State came to us and said, 'we really want to pursue this,'" said Bel Aire (KS) Sunrise Christian Academy Coach Kyle Lindstedt. "This is the only open weekend for official visits available for us, so we kind of just did it."
Tom Izzo's late bid for Nairn has taken many by surprise. But Michigan State's recruitment of the No. 61 ranked senior is not a cold call.
"We forged a relationship with Coach (Tom) Izzo and Coach (Dane) Fife early in the recruiting process," said Lindstedt. "But I don't think the timing was right, back then."
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