Football mlive.com —  If the college football recruiting has its own season, then The Opening is the championship game. The annual football camp, held at Nike headquarters in Oregon, has kicked off this week with 166 of the top football prospects from around the country in attendance.
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Football freep.com —  The Opening Camp is this week in Beaverton, Ore. Several Michigan State recruiting targets are there and a few of them will be making their college choice soon. One of the players making his college decision is Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller tight end Matt Dotson, whom the MSU staff would love to nab.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State junior Brian Allen has been named to the 2016 watch list for the Rimington Trophy, presented to college football’s most outstanding center since 2000.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State senior Josiah Price, who owns the most touchdown catches (16) by a tight end in school history, has been named to the 2016 watch list for the John Mackey Award, presented to college football’s most outstanding tight end since 2000.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  In a ranking of the top-10 Big Ten running backs by BTN's Tom Deinhart, Scott was listed at No. 4. Taking the top spot was Penn State sophomore Saquon Barkley, followed by Northwestern junior Justin Jackson and Wisconsin senior Corey Clement. All three are certainly good running backs, but the sky is the limit for Scott.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  On Wednesday, tight end Josiah Price was one of 45 players named to the John Mackey Award Watch List, while center Brian Allen was one of 61 players to land on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy. They join Riley Bullough and Malik McDowell, who were selected to the Bednarik Award Watch List on Tuesday.
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Football mlive.com —  Gabe Sherrod continued to consider Michigan State through the spring and early summer, and in doing so took a gamble on himself. The former Delaware State defensive end had verbally committed to Syracuse in March, choosing the ACC program for his fifth year of eligibility as a graduate transfer. But he took a visit to Michigan State in early May anyway, and came home conflicted about where he wanted to spend the 2016 season.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  In high school, Gabe Sherrod was a basketball player and All-Conference quarterback at Perryville (Md.). He began his college career at FCS school Delaware State as a receiver but grew into a tight end's body. Then, after his redshirt freshman season, the Hornets coaching staff decided that the best fit for Sherrod might be on defense. And that brings us to where he's at today.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State apparently isn't done adding to its defensive line ranks through the graduate transfer route. Gabe Sherrod, a former defensive lineman at Delaware State, announced his commitment to Michigan State on Tuesday. As a graduate transfer, Sherrod will be eligible immediately and will have one year of eligibility remaining.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Senior linebacker Riley Bullough and junior defensive lineman Malik McDowell have been named to the 2016 Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced on Tuesday. The Bednarik Award has been presented to college football’s defensive player of the year since 1995.
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Football freep.com —  They enjoyed the final vestiges of their summer and childhood over the long holiday weekend. Come Tuesday, Michigan State’s newest football players all will be learning to balance the advanced academic workload and life away from home with the demands of being a lowly freshman again on the field. Their journey from prized high school recruits to college students will be complete, their next phase of football just beginning. Mark Dantonio's most highly regarded 2016 class finally will arrive on campus.
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Football freep.com —  He is big and strong enough to be one of the top linebackers in the state. Yet he is also fast enough to be one of the top track athletes in the region. Add just the right amount of athletic ability to also get it done on the basketball court, and you have a special athlete. That is why Battle Creek Central High’s Brandon Randle was named the 2015-16 Battle Creek Enquirer Male Athlete of the Year, as selected by the Enquirer sports staff.
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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  “As you get older, I think just wanting to be a part of a good situation,” Stanton said. “There’s not a written rule on how you become a starting quarterback in this league and how you can sustain that over a period of time. I’ve found a great situation here in Arizona. Who knows who long Carson will play for? But I’ve had at-length discussions with everybody in the franchise that there’s a chance for me to be able to start when he’s done. So that’s the whole goal of all this.”
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Football btn.com —  Lots of talent in East Lansing. Senior Riley Bullough will be one of the Big Ten’s best. He is Mr. Spartan, a true leader and Michigan State legacy who bleeds Green and White. Senior Ed Davis is expected to be back for a sixth season after a knee injury KO’d him in 2015. Sophomore Andrew Dowell teems with potential and could be a future star. Junior Jon Reschke is starting-caliber, along with fellow juniors Chris Frey and Shane Jones.
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Football freep.com —  Year after year, the so-called expert recruiting services give Michigan State football mediocre chances of landing big name recruits. Year after year these same services rank the MSU classes average at best – solidly behind other Big Ten schools. Yet since 2010, Mark Dantonio’s Spartans have defied expert logic and have produced five seasons of at least 11 wins while finishing with a ranking in the top six each of the past three years. MSU has proven they belong in the national championship discussion. Recruits like to play for winning programs and Mark Dantonio has a winning program. So why do recruiting services suggest otherwise?
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Malik McDowell has had a great career in East Lansing thus far, but many believe he's on the verge of superstardom.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's late-game heroics in Michigan Stadium last fall could land the Spartans on the red carpet. The Spartan's punt block touchdown on the final play against Michigan is up for an ESPY award for the best play of the year. The play has already made it through one round of voting, and is now one of eight finalists for the award. It's currently up against Holly Holm's surprising knockout of Ronda Rousey in the quarterfinals, with a fan vote to determine which play moves on. Fan voting for the round ends on July 5.
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Football highschoolsports.mlive.com —  Cody White could not be more excited about the prospect of being a Michigan State Spartan football player in the fall of 2017. After all, he as been wanting to be a Spartan since he was six years old. Having attended Michigan State football games with his grandparents as a child, White realized one of his dreams when he committed to playing on the gridiron with the Spartans back in March. "It's always been a place I've wanted to go," White said of Michigan State. "That's why I picked it."
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Football freep.com —  Two of the top recruits left on Michigan State's board for the class of 2017 are expected to make their college choices in the next week. The Spartans are on their short lists of schools being considered.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  When Mark Snyder looks at his room of linebackers at Michigan State, he sees a group with some wild and some long-haired players that harkens back to his days as the linebackers coach at Ohio State. There, in the early 2000s, the now Michigan State linebackers coach had a unit of players led by AJ Hawk, Bobby Carpenter and Anthony Schlegel – all with long hair and all standouts in the middle of a formidable OSU defense.
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