1 day ago

As the son of Michigan State fans, Jaylan Franklin grew up rooting for the green and white. The 2018 three-star athlete from Carlson High School in Gibraltar was a big fan of Le’Veon Bell and also wanted to be a playmaker for the Spartans. Flash forward to late February and Franklin was inside the Duffy Daugherty Building watching Michigan State practice. Coach Mark Dantonio pulled him aside and extended a scholarship offer.

Source: MLive.com

5 days ago

The offers just keep coming. Six more have been given out by Michigan State in the last 24 hours, some bigger than others. Four went to 2018 class members, while two went to 2019 players. All show the direction that the Spartans staff is moving with its recruiting efforts this spring. Let’s run through the list of offers and break down what they mean.

Source: Land of 10

5 days ago

Running back is a key position for Michigan State in the 2018 recruiting class. Hopewell (Va.) standout Ronnie Walker reported this week he will visit Michigan State in the summer. The Spartans are also pursuing Dayton (Ohio) Dunbar’s Tavion Thomas, and closer to home, University of Detroit Jesuit’s Elijah Collins has an offer and is making a lot of noise lately.

Source: Detroit News

5 days ago

On Wednesday the Michigan State staff stopped into Preble High School in Green Bay, Wisc. to evaluate running back prospect Henry Geil. On Thursday, the 6-foot, 204-pound ball-carrier was offered a scholarship by head coach Mark Dantonio. Geil tweeted: “Blessed to say I’ve received my 8th offer from Michigan State University! #GoGreen”

Source: DEtroit Free Press

6 days ago

The Michigan State staff is on the road this week stopping into the high schools of many of the top recruits they are evaluating for the class of 2018. On Wednesday, Spartan coaches stopped into St Ignatius and Reynoldsburg in Ohio, as well as Preble High School in Green Bay, Wisc.

Source: Detroit Free Press

6 days ago

6 days ago

Michigan State’s top 2018 defensive end target left the board Tuesday when 4-star Fairfield (Ohio) junior Malik Vann pledged to Cincinnati. So what’s next? Vann’s decision will require a re-evaluation of the Spartans staff’s plans. Defensive end offers coming out of East Lansing have been scarce in the last month, but 1 player who picked up an offer on March 30 still looks like a possibility: John Waggoner.

Source: Land of 10

1 week ago

The 2018 recruiting cycle is about to heat up. Monday marked the first day Michigan State coaches were scheduled to be off-campus recruiting since January. And after inking what’s likely a completed 2017 class back in February, the focus now turns to the 2018 class.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

In recruiting, it always helps to have good people in your corner. Torey Zanders seems to have that. His cousin, former Savannah State defensive back Jamaal Zanders, handles his recruiting and sends tape to coaches. The efforts had been working, with Appalachian State, Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky all extending offers. But Torey, a 6-foot-3 junior linebacker at George Walton Academy (Monroe, Ga.), hadn’t reeled in a Power 5 conference offer … until Thursday.

Source: Land of 10

2 weeks ago

The last of the Spartans’ 5 current commits, QB Theo Day, might have the least amount of hype of the group. He held Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri offers, but probably not as many as he could have because basketball season limited his visits. Now the 3-star Dearborn (Mich.) Divine Child signal-caller is making his case for a fourth star in the 247Sports Composite.

Source: Land of 10

2 weeks ago

A few years ago, the Michigan State football program was able to score in the state of Utah when it landed three-star defensive lineman Mufi Hunt of Taylorville, just outside of Salt Lake City. Now the Spartan staff is back in the Beehive State, hoping to add defensive tackle Jackson Cravens to the recruiting class of 2018.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Michigan State offered Olentangy (Ohio) Orange defensive end Zach Harrison in January. Still just a sophomore, that was Harrison’s fifth offer at the time and since the Spartans offered, nearby Ohio State, Stanford, Kentucky and Wisconsin have offered to go along with Notre Dame, Michigan, Penn State and more. That early offer from the Spartans looks like it was a good move.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

The Spartans have yet to land a running back or wide receiver in the 2018 class, two top positional priorities. And that’s exactly where Michigan State focused all three offers. Let’s run down the list and introduce each player, one of which came from way behind in the current junior class.

Source: Land of 10

2 weeks ago

Ohio linebacker Edward Warinner has committed to Michigan State. Warinner, a 3-star 2018 linebacker and son of current Minnesota assistant/former Ohio State OC Ed Warinner, announced his commitment Wednesday on Twitter.

Source: Land of 10

2 weeks ago

Malik Vann has a pair of Big Ten schools still in his sights. The 247Sports 4-star defensive end from Fairfield, Ohio, released his top 6 schools on Tuesday night, and both Michigan State and Wisconsin made the cut, along with Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Cincinnati.

Source: Land of 10

2 weeks ago

Look at the defensive backs on Michigan State’s football roster, and size stands out. Of the 18 players with a CB, DB, or S next to their name, 11 are at least 6-feet tall. None are shorter than 5-10. Co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett likes big, athletic players in his secondary. But sometimes more diminutive guys stand out.

Source: Land of 10

3 weeks ago

It didn’t take long for early enrollee Josiah Scott to find his way with Michigan State, and that could help the Spartans land one of his highly touted younger former teammates.

Source: MLive.com

3 weeks ago

Although Michigan State offered Olentangy (Ohio) Liberty linebacker Edward Warinner this week, the Spartans have been in contact with him for quite some time. Throughout that contact, the staff, mainly linebackers coach Mike Tressel, were always honest with him about where he stood on their board and reassuring him about the process the Spartans go through before offering a recruit.

Source: Detroit News

3 weeks ago

Edward Warinner received some good news from Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio during his weekend visit to East Lansing. The Spartans have extended an offer to the 6-1, 222-pound linebacker prospect from Olentangy Liberty High School in Ohio.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 weeks ago

Malik Vann traveled from the Michigan State spring game on Saturday to the The Opening’s Chicago regional on Sunday, but he didn’t leave the Spartans behind. When he geared up to compete at the Bears’ training facility, the Fairfield (Ohio) defensive end with a 4-star rating by 247Sports put on some green and white gloves and grabbed the attention of MSU fans who desperately want him to pick the Spartans.

Source: Land of 10

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