Matthew Trannon is one of those rare athletes. He is about 6-6, 200-pounds, and is rough and tough and mean when he has to be. This philosophy is carried out in two big theatres -- on the football field and on the basketball court. Trannon will play both sports at Michigan State. He chose the Spartans over Michigan.
"The rich history between the athletes of Flint (Michigan) and Michigan State is very deep," Trannon said. "This was the main reason why I decided to pick Michigan State. I am very happy with my decision."
Trannon also extended praise for the Michigan State program and its coaching staff. "They have been recruiting me since the ninth grade," Trannon said. "I have a very good relationship with both staffs (football and basketball). So I felt very comfortable and confident in choosing Michigan State."
Trannon expects to eventually start in both sports. "I feel I can start both football and basketball if I continue to improve my game in both sports," Trannon said.
Last year on the gridiron, he amassed 897 yards as a wide receiver thanks in part to his blistering 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash. He also hauled down in the neighborhood of 13-14 touchdowns.
In basketball, the high wire act recorded 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocked shots per game at Flint Northern H.S. in Flint, Mich.
Trannon said that he has a 2.8 GPA and scored an 18 on the ACT. "The success of all the athletes in Flint helped me make my decision," Trannon said. "It was a big part of my decision."