Michigan State football flips 2022 QB Katin Houser after decommitment from Boise State

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A visit to East Lansing and Spartan Stadium last weekend made enough of an impact on Katin Houser to get him to change his mind on where he plans to spend his college years.

The three-star quarterback from St. John Bosco High in California announced his commitment to Michigan State football Sunday, making him Mel Tucker’s 12th pledge in the 2022 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-3 and 200-pound native of Henderson, Nevada, announced his decommitment from Boise State on Thursday night after taking an official visit to MSU. He also had offers from Iowa, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, UNLV, San Jose State and Nevada, among others.

St. John Bosco (California) quarterback Katin Houser, a three-star recruit for 2022, committed to Michigan State on Sunday, June 27, 2021. (Photo courtesy Katin Houser on Twitter)
St. John Bosco (California) quarterback Katin Houser, a three-star recruit for 2022, committed to Michigan State on Sunday, June 27, 2021. (Photo courtesy Katin Houser on Twitter)

Houser is rated the No. 27 quarterback and No. 396 overall for 2022 according to 247Sports.com's composite rankings. However, the recruiting website's own rankings rate him a four-star prospect and the 16th-best QB in his class.

After spending his first two years at Liberty High in his hometown – though he was injured as a sophomore – Houser transferred to national power St. John Bosco last summer. After the pandemic postponed the fall season, the junior split time at QB with four-star sophomore Pierre Clarkson during the Braves’ six-game spring season.

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Houser had completed 34 of 50 passes for 592 yards and seven TDs with no interceptions in his first five games before committing three turnovers – two interceptions and a fumble – in a 34-17 defeat to fellow national power Mater Dei. It was St. John Bosco's only loss.

Houser marks a pledge from nine different states for Tucker’s second recruiting class. The Spartans have three players from Georgia, two from Arizona and Michigan and one each from Nevada, Tennessee, Colorado, Florida and Texas committed so far for 2022.

MSU’s current crop of scholarship quarterbacks also are all from out of state: graduate transfer Anthony Russo is from Pennsylvania, sophomore Payton Thorne is from Illinois, redshirt freshman Noah Kim is from Virginia and freshman Hamp Fay is from Texas.

Contact Chris Solari: csolari@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @chrissolari. Read more on the Michigan State Spartans and sign up for our Spartans newsletter.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan State football flips 2022 QB Katin Houser from Boise State