Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Rico Beard talk MSU and NFL football with former MSU signal-caller current Washington Redskins QB, Kirk Cousins.


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Football freep.com —  Lansing State Journal's Graham Couch, Michigan.com's Joe Rexrode and 247Sports.com's Dan Kilbridge analyze MSU's 2015 football recruiting class.

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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  We’re less than 24 hours away from Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio’s 9th signing day in East Lansing. And there may still be some late surprises for the Spartans. MSU’s 2015 class is currently ranked No. 22 in the nation in the 247Composite rankings and third in the Big Ten behind Ohio State and Penn State. MSU won’t catch the Buckeyes or Nittany Lions on signing day, but they could still move up in the national rankings.
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Football mlive.com —  The recruiting rankings 2015 football classes are far from final, but it's a good bet Michigan State comes in somewhere around No. 25 with what two experts feel is a typical grouping of future Spartans.
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Football espn.go.com —  The Spartans' recent success, especially during bowl season, has helped open recruiting doors outside the Midwest. Three high school seniors from Texas are expected to sign letters of intent Wednesday to play for Michigan State. Another, four-star quarterback Brian Lewerke, is coming from Arizona. Prior to this year’s cycle the only Texan to sign during coach Mark Dantonio’s tenure at Michigan State was quarterback Nick Foles, who headed south to Arizona after his freshman season.
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Football freep.com —  eeds change from recruiting class to recruiting class, and the Michigan State shift this year can be seen in the fact that the Spartans are bringing in about 1,200 fewer pounds of flesh than a year ago.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  The class appears to be about set, with maybe two potential late additions in Cassius Peat and Mufi Hunt. Otherwise, the class is likely complete barring anything really strange happening. As of this writing, MSU's class stands at third in the Big Ten among the major recruiting services, behind just Ohio State and Penn State. That's incredible to write. Nationally, the class is ranked 18th (Scout), 22nd (24/7), 25th (Rivals) and 28th (ESPN).
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Football freep.com —  Maybe it's too early for a "de-commitment," but consider Khalid Kareem's recruitment reopened a crack. The 2016 Farmington Hills Harrison defensive end committed to Michigan State on Sunday during the MSU men's basketball win over Michigan at Breslin Center and tweeted his decision that night, but his father told Rivals.com today that Kareem will "postpone" the commitment even though he's "99% sure" his son will end up with the Spartans.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Under Mark Dantonio, Michigan State has become known for finding under-the-radar recruits and turning them into outstanding college players. While there have been more than a few, here are the five who stood out as the biggest hidden gems:
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Football mlive.com —  Andre Rison said he was trying to be just like any other football dad at Sunday's basketball game at Breslin Center after bringing his son, Hunter, for an unofficial visit. "My son has been to several football camps here when he was younger, and when I worked the fantasy football camp at Michigan State, he has been there with me, too,'' Rison told MLive.com. "But this was different. This was him joining the (recruiting) process, and it's going to be a long process."
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Football detroitnews.com —  The key for Michigan State still has been keeping classes together. And it's been the approach Dantonio and his staff use that has paid off. "I think there's something to be said for not recruiting some of those top, national five-star blue-chip guys that flip all over the place and wait until Signing Day to make their decision," Trieu said. "He also waits longer to offer kids. He likes to offer kids in person. He likes kids to come up and commit in person and I think that whole system of doing things."
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Football freep.com —  Drama always seems to find National Signing Day, but Michigan State appears to be heading toward a quiet Wednesday. Mark Dantonio will gather his signed faxes in the morning and introduce his class of 18 in the afternoon. Unless any of the 18 verbally committed players back out at the last minute. Or unless the Spartans still have a late addition on the way — such as linebacker/defensive end Cassius Peat from Tempe, Ariz., who is still on the board as signing day approaches.
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Football mlive.com —  Khalid Kareem, a defensive end out of Harrison High School in Farmington Hills, became Michigan State's second verbal commitment of its 2016 class Sunday. Kareem entered Breslin Center for the men's basketball game with Spartans defensive line coach Ron Burton, who along with Brad Salem has been his primary recruiter. By the end of the day, Kareem was standing in the student section alongside MSU All-American defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun, cheering on the basketball team.
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Football mlive.com —  Cook's offseason odds at winning the Heisman following his sophomore season were 12 to 1 in late January 2014, according to the Bovada online sports book. On Friday, Bovada released odds on Cook winning the Heisman Trophy next season: 20 to 1.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  The Michigan State-Michigan basketball game was a success for the football program as well, as 2016 Farmington HIlls Harrison Defensive End prospect Khalid Kareem committed to the Spartans' during the game. Kareem was a UM target as well and is currently ranked the 13th defensive end in the country in his class by Rivals.
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Football mlive.com —  "I think Michigan State helped me so much because it was pro-style," he said. "We didn't run a spread offense at Michigan State, so I didn't have to come to the NFL and get adjusted to the pro-style. I was already pro-style ready. Already knew how to pass protect, things like that. That really helped me out."
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Football detroitnews.com —  ESPN recruiting expert Tom Luginbill has high respect for Mark Dantonio and Michigan State's program. Luginbill answered questions from media members across the country for more than an hour Monday morning during a teleconference call with National Signing Day set for Wednesday.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's back-to-back top-5 ranked finishes are apparently making the Spartans a hotter ticket on the road. At least, that's the case in Columbus, Ohio.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  MSU checked in at No. 6 in the Big Ten, spending $627,592 on transportation, lodging and meals. Nebraska led the conference at $818,509 and Wisconsin was last at $256,967. A more interesting figure that displays the Spartans’ value is recruiting dollars spent per win from 2009-13. According to the report, MSU was second-lowest in conference behind Wisconsin at $40,989 dollars per victory. Purdue was the highest at $119,424 while Illinois spent $111,174 for each win.
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