3 hours ago

Coach Mark Dantonio and Michigan State should get plenty of early Christmas presents this week — ideally 20. That’s how many players the Spartans have committed to their 2018 class, which will have its first opportunity to sign on Wednesday. The inaugural early signing period for college football recruits goes from Dec. 20-22, after which point all those unsigned will have to wait until Feb. 7 for their next chance.

Source: Land of 10

6 hours ago

One of Xavier Henderson’s many trips to Michigan State came last winter. The 2018 four-star defensive back from Pickerington Central High School in Ohio, who had already committed to the Spartans, was in East Lansing for an unofficial visit. The trip coincided with visits from a slew of commits from the 2017 class and helped Henderson bond with his future teammates.

Source: MLive.com

2 days ago

Last weekend, Michigan State hosted City College of San Francisco (Calif.) defensive end Jordan Allen and he could be one of the final key pieces of the class of 2018. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Allen is an early enroll prospect who plans on making his college choice on Dec. 20. In addition to MSU, Allen is also considering scholarship offers from Nebraska, TCU, Arizona State and TCU. He will take his final official visit to Lincoln, Neb., this weekend.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 days ago

The 2018 recruiting class is shaping up quite nicely for the Michigan State Spartans. And perhaps there is no player more highly-touted in the class or the state of Michigan than four-star cornerback, Kalon Gervin.

Source: The Only Colors

4 days ago

The Spartans have three defensive linemen committed to the class in Parks Gissinger, Jacob Slade and Zach Slade, all 3-star prospects in the 247Sports composite. Over the weekend, all three were on campus, as was another high school senior who could fill a spot in the class: Tennessee Pututau.

Source: Michigan State recruiting notebook: The latest in Spartans recruiting

4 days ago

The new early signing date where college football recruits can put pen to paper and officially become bound to the school of their choice is Wednesday. With that date looming, here is a look at Michigan State’s class as it stands.

Source: Detroit News

4 days ago

Michigan State has 20 players committed to its 2018 class, which is No. 21 in the nation according to 247Sports Composite rankings, and coach Mark Dantonio expects them all to sign during the new early signing period, Dec. 20-22. At least seven of them are scheduled to be early enrollees in Dimitri Douglas, four-star quarterback Theo Day, four-star defensive back Xavier Henderson, four-star cornerback Kalon Gervin, three-star wide receiver Julian Major, three-star receiver Javez Alexander and three-star linebacker Edward Warinner. They will be on campus for the start of spring classes on Jan. 8.

Source: MLive.com

5 days ago

In the past few weeks, coach Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans have received commitments from both the No. 1 prospect in the state of Michigan and the Gatorade Player of the year. Defensive back Kalon Gervin, of Detroit Cass Tech, became the fifth No. 1 prospect in Michigan to select the Spartans in the past 8 years.

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 days ago

If there is one situation Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio thrives in, it’s flying under the radar. Dantonio’s teams have often taken on the “chip on the shoulder” mentality and “underdog” persona while backing down from no other program. So, it’s really no surprise that MSU doesn’t get a lot of media attention, especially in the recruiting realm. Dantonio is piecing together one of his strongest recruiting classes yet with the 2018 group, and he isn’t quite done with a few scholarship spots still open.

Source: The Only Colors

5 days ago

The Jaren Mangham sweepstakes is heating up. With offers rolling in for Detroit Cass Tech’s prized 2019 running back, Michigan State remains in the mix for another Technicians’ standout. Mangham, rated a four-star athlete and the nation’s 163rd overall prospect by the 247Sports Composite, took notice when teammate Kalon Gervin, a 2018 four-star defensive back, committed to the Spartans earlier this month.

Source: Detroit Free Press

6 days ago

Marcel Lewis fit right in among the defensive players on the Detroit Free Press high school football Dream Team at the gala in their honor on Sunday. But in a way, he was the odd one out. Lewis, a Chippewa Valley (Clinton Township, Mich.) junior linebacker, was the only underclassman selected for the compilation of the best defensive players in Michigan. He was one of only two on the whole team, along with Belleville (Mich.) tackle Devontae Dobbs, a 5-star junior in the 247Sports composite rankings.

Source: Land of 10

7 days ago

La’Darius Jefferson has figured out where he’s going to college.The next question is where will he play at Michigan State?Jefferson, who quarterbacked Muskegon to the Division 3 state championship and was the MLive Michigan High School Football Player of the Year, sees himself on the offensive side but not necessarily as a QB with the Spartans.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

Muskegon quarterback and Free Press Dream Team selection La’Darius Jefferson talks about committing to Michigan State and attending the Free Press All-State Dream Team banquet at the Dearborn Inn on Dec. 10, 2017

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

Michigan State’s recruiting class grew to 20 on Saturday with a commitment from Muskegon (Mich.) High athlete La’Darius Jefferson. There might be one or two more that join the fold, but as it stands right now, the Spartans are about done with this 2018 recruiting class. Maybe a receiver in Top247 standout Tommy Bush and maybe a linebacker like Top247 Ohio standout Christopher Oats. Regardless of what happens with those two, head coach Mark Dantonio and his staff have pulled in a class they’re certainly ex

Source: Spartan Tailgate

1 week ago

Three-star Muskegon (Mich.) senior athlete La’Darius Jefferson announced his commitment to Michigan State on Saturday, bringing Michigan State’s 2018 class to 20 commits.  Jefferson had originally been committed to Central Florida before reopening his recruitment in November, days after receiving a Michigan State offer. The Knights recruited him as a quarterback, but the Spartans

Source: Land of 10

1 week ago

There won’t be a weekend off for anyone within the Michigan State football program. Too much is at stake. With little more than a week before the start of the early signing period on Dec. 20, Michigan has 19 commits expected to make their pledges official. But there’s a chance they could land another before then. And so the Spartans welcome a couple big-time visitors over the weekend. The following uncommitted recruits are expected to be on campus over the next few days.

Source: Land of 10

1 week ago

Muskegon athlete La’Darius Jefferson, Cincinnati Winton Woods linebacker Christopher Oats, San Francisco City College defensive end Jordan Allen and Salt Lake City East defensive lineman Tennessee Pututau will visit.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

What a weekend for Michigan State. The football team, ranked 16th in the nation, accepted an invitation to play in the Holiday Bowl. The men’s basketball team, No. 3 in the nation, beat up on Nebraska to start 1-0 in Big Ten play. And on Saturday night, the Spartans landed their highest-ranked cornerback commit in the history of the 247Sports composite. Four-star Detroit Cass Tech cornerback Kalon Gervin, the 20th-ranked senior cornerback in the nation, pledged to the Spartans over Oregon, ending a lengthy recruiting process.

Source: Land of 10

2 weeks ago

Michigan State has entered the home stretch. At least, the Spartans hope they have. When the new early-signing period for college football comes around Dec. 20, coach Mark Dantonio and his staff hope to close the deal with all those verbally committed to the program. But there’s still plenty of work to be done before that point, and there will be more to do afterward.

Source: Land of 10

2 weeks ago

It has been a long time coming but Kalon Gervin, a standout cornerback from Detroit Cass Tech, has made his college choice: He is going to be a Michigan State Spartan.

Source: MLive.com

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