Search results for recruiting, 2013

Football freep.com —  Quarterback Brian Lewerke of Pinnacle High School in Phoenix is of the top recruits at his position in the nation for the class of 2015. The 4-star recruit was recently in East Lansing and was able to learn more about Michigan State and the Spartan program.
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Football detroitnews.com —  As the spring evaluation period begins and schools head out to visit top prospects across the country, Michigan State actually received a visit from one of their top targets as Cincinnati La Salle junior defensive tackle Jordan Thompson came to town.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State was able to get a look at one of the best athlete prospects in the Midwest of 2015 last summer: Justin Tranquill of Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, Ind.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Walk into Kenny Goins bedroom and you’ll see why he chose to attend Michigan State as a preferred walk-on instead of accepting scholarships to Oakland, Central Michigan and Detroit. “My AAU coach (Mark Webster) asked me in January if I could go anywhere in the country where would I go and I said Michigan State,” said the 6-foot-8 forward from Warren Mott.
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Football freep.com —  This past weekend Michigan State hosted an impressive group of recruits which included Rivals250 prospect Hale Hentges of Helias High School in Jefferson City, Missouri. "Yes, I went up for a visit last weekend," Hentges said. "Everything was very impressive. The staff was great and Coach (Jim) Bollman is very knowledgeable."
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Football detroitnews.com —  In the last two weeks, Michigan State hosted two of the quarterbacks at the top of their recruiting board when Phoenix Pinnacle’s Brian Lewerke and Decatur Central (Ind.) product Tommy Stevens both came to town.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Barring the late emergence of someone not currently on the radar, Tom Izzo’s 2014 class is down to two likely endings — its current three-man state or a quartet including Huntington (W.Va.) Prep shooting guard Montaque Gill-Caesar.
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Football detroitnews.com —  While it seems the signing of defensive lineman Malik McDowell will pay dividends in a fairly quick manner for Michigan State, it could be just as beneficial down the road on the recruiting trail.
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Men's Basketball spartannation.com —  Each month we will take a look at 6 players that either Michigan State is recruiting or who are very talented and have a chance at getting to this level: Today we are up to the power forwards.
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Football spartannation.com —  Football is won in the trenches. The Michigan State coaching staff is targeting one such prospect to win that war for the 2015 class. Head coach Mark Dantonio and the Spartan coaching staff has their sights set on one of the best offensive tackle recruits in the 2015 class, Rob Dowdy.
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Football mlive.com —  Dantonio doesn't care what the recruiting ratings systems say — he has his own system, and he has consistently proven the star-rating experts wrong, winning more games over the past six seasons than any other Big Ten coach despite having only one recruiting class ranked in the top 20. "We've won because of chemistry, and we have good players that play hard because of each other,'' Dantonio said at Wednesday's impromptu press conference announcing the signing of 5-star defensive lineman McDowell. "We're not going to change that.''
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Football mlive.com —  The top-flight prospects continue to file through the doors of the Duffy Daughtery Football Building this spring, as Michigan State is hosting another batch of VIP recruits on unofficial visits today. The list includes one of the top tight ends in the nation, as well as the No. 1-rated long snapper and a top 20 quarterback.
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Football freep.com —  Southfield High School 5-star defensive end Malik McDowell's commitment will bump Michigan State up several spots in the Rivals.com national recruiting rankings.
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Football freep.com —  On Tuesday, Michigan State hosted a pair of talented teammates on campus to observe practice and learn more about the university and football program. MSU is taking a serious look at 6-foot-7, 293-pound Cincinnati Winton Woods offensive tackle Noah Listermann. The Rivals.com three-star said he enjoyed his time in East Lansing.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Mark Dantonio announced the signing of Malik McDowell to a National Letter of Intent at a press conference Wednesday afternoon inside the Clara Bell Smith Center auditorium. McDowell, a 6-6, 292-pound defensive tackle from Southfield High School, faxed in his National Letter of Intent on Tuesday night. The Farmington Hills, Mich., native is ranked the top prospect in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com and 247Sports and one of the top defensive tackles in the nation by several media outlets.



Malik McDowell signs with Michigan State; Dantonio expects him to play as freshman Detroit Free Press
It took almost two months beyond National Signing Day, but Malik McDowell has his school and Michigan State football has its five-star recruiting centerpiece. McDowell, a blue-chip defensive end from Southfield, tweeted this morning that he signed his national letter of intent with the Spartans at 11:12 p.m. Tuesday night, about 45 minutes before the deadline for signing such a letter. McDowell could have still attended MSU without signing a national letter of intent, but this makes it official.

Top recruit Malik McDowell signs letter of intent for Michigan State Detroit News
After nearly two months of waiting, Malik McDowell, one of the country’s top-rated linemen from Southfield High, is finally a Michigan State Spartan. McDowell and his mother, Joya Crowe, signed the letter of intent, and it was faxed to Michigan State late Tuesday night, according to Southfield coach Tim Conley.

Drama ends as MSU recruit McDowell signs ESPN
Malik McDowell has generated plenty of drama without playing a down for the Michigan State Spartans. McDowell's recruitment gained national attention leading up to signing day, as a family conflict about his college destination played out in public view. Although the ESPN 300 defensive tackle prospect wanted to sign with Michigan State, his parents -- and particularly his mother, Joya Crowe -- opposed the decision. Crowe wanted her son at Florida State, Ohio State or Michigan.

Touted football recruit McDowell signs, sends in letter of intent to MSU State News
After a long, drawn-out wait, Spartan fans can finally rest easy after class of 2014 defensive lineman Malik McDowell announced he signed his national letter of intent with MSU. The 5-star recruit made the announcement on his Twitter account this morning and finally put to rest the long saga that was his recruitment process.

Malik McDowell Sends His LOI to Michigan State The Only Colors
At long last, the Malik McDowell recruiting saga is over, as the heralded recruit made his commitment official.

Malik McDowell signing strengthens Michigan State football defensive line and national image MLive
Michigan State football took a big-time step forward with the announcement of the signing of Malik McDowell, a star defensive end prospect, on Wednesday morning. It's not just what McDowell can bring to the Spartans on the football field. It's about perception.

Mark Dantonio chronicles signing of star defensive lineman Malik McDowell MLive
"We've never really done this before for one specific recruit, but I felt a press conference at this time was warranted to speak to the facts about Malik and his whole situation,'' Dantonio said at the Clara Bell Smith Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Dantonio expects Malik McDowell to play immediately Detroit News
It took far longer than most expected, but now that Malik McDowell is officially a member of the Michigan State football team, his coach is expecting an immediate contribution. “I think Malik will be on the field for us,” Mark Dantonio said on Wednesday. “I just think he’s too big and strong and fast.”

McDowell announcement brings relief for Spartan football State News
Malik McDowell is finally a Spartan. Nearly two months after National Signing Day, McDowell tweeted early Wednesday morning that he had sent his signed letter of intent to MSU on Tuesday night. The announcement brought with it fanfare and a Wednesday afternoon press conference with head coach Mark Dantonio.

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