Search results for recruiting, 2013

Football freep.com —  The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Lewerke can come in this season, redshirt and learn behind fifth-year senior Connor Cook. He hopes to be in position to compete with Tyler O'Connor and Damion Terry for the starting job in 2016. "I know that's kind of lofty and all that," said Lewerke, who threw for 34 touchdowns and ran for 12 more and nearly 1,000 yards as a senior, "but that's my goal."
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football will be holding another of its "Spartan Elite Day" visit opportunities for prospects, though most will be standout football players that are juniors in high school or younger.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State verbal commit Kyonta Stallworth said he has been getting an idea of what awaits him with the Spartans from early enrollee Tyriq Thompson, his former teammate at Detroit's Martin Luther King High School.
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Football freep.com —  On Sunday Michigan State will be hosting a core group of class-of-2016 players that are some of the top prospects in the country at their respective positions. The Spartan Elite Day will allow the staff to have plenty of time to interact with recruits and build rapport with their families. Coming off a second consecutive top 5 finish and another BCS bowl championship, the Spartans have plenty to offer. Most of the players have already been offered a scholarship by MSU and are viewed as plan "A" recruits for Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff.
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Football freep.com —  Scott picked Michigan State in July, has stuck with that through frequent attempts by Ohio State and others to change his mind, and through the departure of primary recruiter Pat Narduzzi. And he said he'll stick with it Wednesday, when he signs to become the centerpiece of Mark Dantonio's 2015 recruiting class.
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Football freep.com —  Cole Chewins’ phone rang a few days before Christmas, and Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio was on the other end. Dantonio wasn’t calling to wish the Clarkston senior a Merry Christmas. The called seemed strange, since MSU coaches had previously made it clear that the numbers had worked against Chewins.
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Football freep.com —  Sorry, Michigan State fans with perspective and a healthy disdain for the stars handed out by recruiting services — the newest Spartans have a lot of them.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The week leading up to National Signing Day is always prime time for surprises. And just when it looked like Michigan State's recruiting board for the class of 2015 was set, a pair of surprises happened in the form of Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward twins Andrew and David Dowell. They switched their commitments from Kentucky to the Spartans on Wednesday.
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Football freep.com —  In a matter of 24 hours, Michigan State made a serious statement by picking up three high-level recruits. MSU now has 18 commitments, shooting them up to third in the Big Ten behind only Ohio State (25 commitments) and Penn State (23).
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Men's Basketball highschoolsports.mlive.com —  When legendary Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo attends high school basketball games, people notice. Fans flock to him, asking for autographs, and social media is set ablaze. That's what happened Tuesday night, when Izzo attended the Forest Hills Central boys basketball team's 67-35 home win over Jenison.
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Football mlive.com —  Fraternal twins Andrew Dowell and David Dowell have made verbal commitments to sign with Michigan State in the Class of 2015. The Dowells, from St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, were previously verbally committed to Kentucky.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Drake Martinez was originally an MSU target in the class of 2013 but ultimately decided to join his brother, Taylor in Nebraska. After getting sick in the spring of 2014, Drake went the JuCo route, to Saddleback C.C. in California. The second time around, he chose MSU. The presumption, it seems, is that Drake will fill the "Star" role on the defense.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The 2015 recruiting class for Michigan State is coming along nicely with National Signing Day a week away. The Spartans have pulled talent from all across the country.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  We discuss OSU's offer to Spartan priority Nick Ward and talk about the other happenings as Michigan State pursues players for the 2016 and 2017 classes.
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Football highschoolsports.cleveland.com —  On Tuesday night, St. Edward football players Andrew and David Dowell switched their verbal commitments to Michigan State from Kentucky, according to Bill Greene of Scout.com.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State added a 16th commitment to the 2015 recruiting class on Tuesday and it went the junior college path to do so. Defensive back Drake Martinez, who spent a redshirt season at Nebraska in 2013 before transferring to Saddleback (California) College, announced on Twitter that he would be finishing his career at Michigan State.
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  The 2014-15 campaign may be gloomy, depressing and confusing at times, but fear not fellow Spartans! Recruiting allows us to look ahead to greener pastures with a promising crop of incoming talent on the horizon. On Feb. 4, national signing day for football will put to rest all the annoying speculation about who’s going to sign where. To give you a break from the gridiron, we’ll take a look at how MSU’s basketball class stands before the April 15 signing date. Here’s a report on the top recruits headed, or possibly headed, to East Lansing next year.
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Football mlive.com —  Curtis Blackwell, Michigan State's director of college advancement and performance, said the Spartans are "taking care of the big bodies up front" as the Feb. 4 signing day fast approaches. "We have some big, athletic guys that can move and develop and grow,'' said Blackwell, who was hired by coach Mark Dantonio in August 2013. "Once you get those guys, you can establish some continuity.''
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Football freep.com —  When Michigan State football hired Curtis Blackwell as director of college advancement and performance in August 2013 — a new position with a primary purpose of bolstering recruiting — he soon realized it would take time to adjust to a system that already was in place and working.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio will take retention and player development over high attrition/transfer rate and bigger recruiting classes any day of the week. The result, of course, is that the Spartans' smaller recruiting classes don't hold the same team ranking as programs that seem to annually sign 25 players. With only 85 scholarships available for FBS programs, it doesn't take a math whiz to figure out the numbers don't add up at some places.
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