1 week ago

A web of connections led Michigan State halfway across the world to its next punter. Australia’s Jack Bouwmeester crossed the Pacific Ocean with his parents and came to East Lansing for their official visit at Michigan State two weekends ago. By the end of that weekend, this Australian Rules football player and cricket maven had committed to a full scholarship to play American football for the Spartans.

Source: Detroit News

3 weeks ago

The latest addition to Michigan State’s 2019 recruiting class will be playing a long way from home. Australian punter Jack Bouwmeester announced his commitment to the Spartans late Sunday night via Twitter and told MLive he will join the program as a scholarship player after signing in December. He trains with Prokick Australia, which helps Australians earn opportunities playing football in the United States.

Source: MLive.com

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3 weeks ago

On Monday, Michigan State beat out nearly 30 schools who offered running back/athlete Aaron Young scholarships, earning a commitment from the Coatesville (Pa.) senior. Penn State, Arkansas, Rutgers, and Northwestern were his other finalists. In Young, the Spartans get a third commit in this class, along with Illinois native Anthony Williams and Ohioan Brandon Wright, who can play in the backfield.

Source: Detroit News

3 weeks ago

Not a long term idea, but it seems like a no-brainer short term idea Hey, we all watched the same game on Saturday. The quarterback play was…wow. After the game, it made sense that Brian Lewerke didn’t practice all week due to a shoulder injury. You know what didn’t make sense? Leaving him out there for the entirety of a 5-25 passing performance where coaches wouldn’t even let him run the option.

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4 weeks ago

Michigan State landed another future running back on Sunday when Coatsville (Pa.) Area product Aaron Young announced he was committing to the Spartans. Young, 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds, is the top-ranked running back in the state of Pennsylvania and had offers from the likes of Penn State, Nebraska, Arkansas, Northwestern, Stanford and Ole Miss.

Source: Detroit News

4 weeks ago

Michigan State will host rival Michigan on Saturday, and as is usually the case for this game, a full roster of recruits is expected to be on hand.

Source: Detroit News

4 weeks ago

Some of the state of Michigan’s top underclassmen and a couple of key seniors will be at Saturday’s Michigan State football game in East Lansing.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

Andrew Dowell wants Michigan State fans to know this is not the team from two years ago. In many ways, the Spartans’ offense does not even resemble the group from a month ago. Other than their inability to produce points. Alante Thomas is not LJ Scott. Matt Carrick is not Kevin Jarvis. Brandon Sowards is not Cody White.

Source: Detroit News

1 month ago

Evan Morris, a punter and kicker from Ovid-Elsie High School, committed to the Spartans. Kohl’s Kicking Camps announced the commitment via Twitter Thursday night and Ovid-Elsie coach Travis Long on Friday said he couldn’t say if Morris was accepting a scholarship offer or would be a preferred walk-on.

Source: MLive.com

1 month ago

The Spartans have 16 verbal commitments in the 2019 class, and will likely add three to five more prospects to a class that ranks No. 26 nationally, according to 247Sports.com.There aren’t one or two recruits who appear to be obvious locks for this class right now, but there are several prospects that the Spartans are targeting.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

On Friday night, the top two players in the Spartans’ recruiting class were showing why there is a lot to look forward to in East Lansing. Belleville seniors Devonate Dobbs and Julian Barnett displayed why they are five-star and four-star recruits, respectively, in a 29-26 win over Dearborn Fordson in a battle of unbeaten teams.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

Michigan State plays host to Central Michigan on Saturday, and will have a number of recruits on hand at the game. There is one official visitor, Joshua Calvert, a four-star linebacker from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian. Calvert (6-3, 220 pounds) is favored by analysts to stay on the west coast and choose UCLA, where older brother Bo plays, but Calvert has been adamant about visiting Michigan State and seeing the school in person.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

Lewis’ highlights on Friday night included more than top-notch tackles. Like he has done since the beginning of the season, Lewis made some big plays on offense as well, even finding the end zone. And he loved every minute of it. “I like playing offense too,” Lewis said with a grin. “I can move. I can juke or do whatever. Wherever coach wants me to play, I’ll play at.”

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

Perhaps it was the green jersey or maybe it was the familiar No. 7, but for most of Friday night, you might have mistaken Tre Mosley for Cody White. “Oh, I know Cody,” Mosley said, smiling. “He’s a future teammate.” White is a sophomore wide receiver at Michigan State and next fall Mosley will join him in East Lansing. But before that, Mosley has a few things he wants to accomplish at West Bloomfield.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

A senior linebacker at Clinton Twp. Chippewa Valley, Lewis before his junior year last year didn’t get a whole lot of attention on the recruiting trail from college coaches. That all changed once the season started and he started making plays everywhere on the field. Suddenly, Lewis was getting all sorts of attention.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

An early bye week gave Michigan State a chance to regroup from a loss and get key players healthy. It was also an opportunity for coaches to hit the road recruiting as the Spartans attempt to solidify and build on their 2019 class.

Source: MLive.com

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2 months ago

If Michigan State is to land Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian linebacker Joshua Calvert, it will have to overcome a brotherly connection. Calvert’s older brother Bo is a freshman linebacker at UCLA and the Spartans and Bruins are battling it out. “It is mainly Michigan State and UCLA right now, those are the main two,” Calvert told 247Sports’ Brandon Huffman. “I’ve scheduled my official visit for Michigan State our bye week (Sept. 29 against Central Michigan). UCLA and Michigan State are very seri

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

On Sept. 1, college football coaches could begin having extended correspondence with players in the 2020 class. Michigan State was particularly aggressive, sending out graphics to more than 700 junior recruits nationwide. Many of those recruits received theirs as soon as the clock struck midnight. Some of the recruits, because of late games and weather delays, were just getting home from their own high school games.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

It’s never been difficult for Spencer Brown to stand out on the football field. With his 6-foot-6, 295-pound frame, he’s easy to spot among his Walled Lake Western High School teammates.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

Week 1 of the college football season is in the books, and while Michigan State is focused on Saturday night’s matchup at Arizona State, filling out the Spartans’ 2019 recruiting class will become a top priority in the coming weeks and months.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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