Football freep.com —  Purdue freshman power forward Caleb Swanigan is doing well this season, and so is Michigan State freshman power forward Deyonta Davis. They were supposed to be coming to MSU together after Swanigan verbally committed to Tom Izzo's program in the spring, but then he dropped that commitment and switched to Purdue. Izzo reiterated today, before the teams' only meeting this season, that "there was never any hard feelings."
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Football mlive.com —  Tuesday morning marked the official start of Michigan State's winter conditioning program under the direction of veteran Ken Mannie, the FootballScoop 2015 Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. "It was awesome, and the guys were fired up and hungry," said Curtis Blackwell, Michigan State's director of college advancement and performance. "It was supposed to start at 5:30 (a.m.) ... then you had guys like Riley Bullough out there at 5 a.m. ready to go."
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's 2016 football recruiting class, expected to be the highest ranked in the Mark Dantonio era, has been more than three years in the making entering today's national signing day. The Spartans have stayed on point from the targeting of top Midwestern prospects to the process of evaluating, recruiting and signing the prospects.
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Football msuspartans.com —  MSUSpartans.com is your headquarters for official signing day coverage with live announcements, signee video highlights, bios, photos and more throughout the day.
Per NCAA rules, the MSU Athletics Department will announce a signee when the program has received and MSU Athletics Compliance has verified the signee's National Letter of Intent. Signees are not officially Spartans until approved and then listed on this page.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State made late runs at two high-profile players at a high-need position, but both decided today to go elsewhere. The official Auburn football account announced the signing of Prince Sammons, a defensive end from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. MSU made a late push for the 6-foot-8 Sammons, who also could play offensive tackle in college. And Rivals.com reported that defensive end Karamo Dioubate of Philadelphia had dropped MSU from his list of finalists. MSU also got in late on the former Penn State commitment, who was down to South Carolina and Temple at the end, according to Rivals.com.
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Football mlive.com —  att Allen estimates he has attended approximately 20 Michigan State football games since his oldest brother, Jack, began taking official visits as a prospect six years ago. But the next time Matt Allen goes to a Spartans' football game, the offensive line prospect from Hinsdale, Illinois, will likely be a part of the team after signing his national letter of intent with Michigan State on Wednesday.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State football commitment Auston Robertson faces a misdemeanor battery charge in his hometown of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and tweeted today that he is reopening his recruitment. Robertson, a 19-year-old defensive end and one of the highest-ranked prospects in MSU's class, tweeted: "Michigan state is still my number one but I am re-opening my options."
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Football mlive.com —  he arrival of Justin Layne's national letter of intent paperwork helps seal what arguably could be the deepest and most talented haul of receivers in Michigan State football recruiting history. Layne -- from Cleveland's Benedictine High School -- is one of four 4-star receivers in the class. He joins midterm enrollees Cam Chambers and Donnie Corley, and Bloomfield Hills' Trishton Jackson.
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Football mlive.com —  Mike Panasiuk, Josh King and Naquan Jones are among those who have signed and delivered national letters of intent to Michigan State, giving the Spartans' defensive line some much-needed reinforcements in the 2016 recruiting class.
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Football detroitnews.com —  During his first two days in the Bay Area, Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler said he took about 200 photos. The former Michigan State and Detroit Country Day wide receiver that went undrafted in 2014 is trying to capture this experience as much as he can. “It’s a dream come true,” Fowler said during Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday. “This is what you play the game for.”
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Football freep.com —  College football has two seasons, and Wednesday is the annual national holiday for the one that never really ends: recruiting season. The Spartans typically aren’t darlings on National Signing Day, which is why the Sporting News this week ranked MSU the No. 1 “overachieving program” in terms of recruiting rankings vs. on-field results. But it looks like MSU might score an imaginary victory on National Signing Day, as well. Depending on late movement, Dantonio’s 10th recruiting class could end up as his first ranked in the national top 10, which would make it MSU’s first that high since 2000.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan, like Indiana, goes with four perimeter players and one big man, meaning MSU’s power forward will be chasing around Zak Irvin or Duncan Robinson on Saturday. The amount of time Davis, named Big Ten co-freshman of the week, gets to try “depends on how hard he works this week,” MSU coach Tom Izzo said after Sunday’s 96-62 rout of Rutgers.
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Football detroitnews.com —  A high school football season usually lasts three or four months, but it lasted much longer for Donnie Corley of Detroit King. It started with Corley participating in The Opening – an elite, invitation-only recruiting camp – in early July in Oregon and ending at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January in San Antonio, where he announced he was going to play at Michigan State.
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Football freep.com —  Add Jalen Cochran to the list of names to watch this week as Michigan State football looks to close strong on National Signing Day. Cochran, a defensive end/linebacker/tight end from Canton High, told Scout.com and 247Sports.com on Monday that MSU has offered him a scholarship. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Cochran, ranked the No. 10 prospect in the state by the Free Press, the No. 32 outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com and the No. 34 weak-side defensive end by Rivals.com, had offers from Arizona and Iowa State among others.
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Football mlive.com —  Canton football star Jalen Cochran had one of the longest Sundays of his young life last weekend, but it might also prove to be one of the most pivotal. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio called Cochran on Monday night and offered the 3-star projected defensive end a scholarship less than 24 hours after Cochran had visited the Spartans' campus for a late dinner.
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Football freep.com —  Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch, Detroit Free Press / LSJ MSU beat writer Joe Rexrode and 247Sports' Mike Wilson discuss the Spartans' 2016 recruiting class and the story lines surrounding it.


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Football mlive.com —  A little more than a year after committing to Michigan State, Khari Willis wore green and white into enemy territory. The 2015 Jackson Lumen Christi graduate and true freshman made his first collegiate start at Michigan Stadium for an undefeated team in front of 111,740 people and a national TV audience. It's the kind of moment and stage that learning curves are built on – show your nerves, take your lumps and hope the worst is behind you.
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Football mlive.com —  The team recruiting rankings would suggest to Michigan State's Mark Dantonio that he's on the verge of locking up the best class of recruits in his head coaching tenure. Dantonio has indeed given indications that he likes the 2016 group that's expected to sign with the Spartan program on national signing day this Wednesday.
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Football isportsweb.com —  On today’s isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, isportsweb contributor Ryan McCumber joins Tyler Hayward to recap Michigan State’s decimation of Rutgers and look ahead to this weekend’s showdown against Michigan. Plus, it is National Signing Day. Ryan breaks down everything you need to know regarding the newest group of Michigan State Spartans.



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