Search results for recruiting, 2013

Football mlive.com —  There might not be a more inexact science of mainstream sports analysis than that of high school football recruiting, with different services ranking different players at different levels based on their limited observations. A newer recruiting ranking formula worth looking at is the "Rank by Offers" website, which bases team and player rankings on the number of offers the players receive.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State is still in the mix for a pair of highly touted class of 2016 basketball prospects that cut announced lists of schools over the weekend.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  Losing out on Caleb Swanigan hurt Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans a bit. It seemed like they would have one of the top teams in the nation heading into 2015, but the de-commitment and decision to switch to Purdue changed all of that. Now, the Spartans could be looking at another top 2015 recruit, a re-classified shooting guard by the name of Jamal Murray.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Quinn Nordin of Rockford, Michigan, holding the No. 1 ranking among all high school kickers, received an offer from Michigan State on Friday.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Matt Charboneau talk with Palatine (IL) safety Kenney Lyke, who announced Friday afternoon that he was committed to play football at Michigan State.



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Football freep.com —  The Michigan State dream class is growing again after a rare, quiet week -- add safety Kenney Lyke's name to a list of 2016 verbal commitments that now numbers 13. Eleven of those pledges have been part of a springtime wave, starting with Huber Heights, Ohio quarterback Messiah deWeaver on April 22. Exactly one month later, Lyke picked the Spartans over finalists Notre Dame, Oregon and Baylor at his high school, Palatine (Ill.) Fremd. "I'm looking forward to being a student-athlete and winning a national championship at the Michigan State University," Lyke said at his press conference.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's self-named "Dream Team 16" is getting an assist in the recruitment of Naquan Jones from the ringleader of a class of recruits that in 2014 called themselves the "Spartan Savage Squad.''


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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Rico Beard, and later, Sean Scherer of 247 Sports (Spartantailgate.com) talk football and basketball recruiting.


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Football mlive.com —  Naquan Jones, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive tackle out of Evanston, Illinois, said he's still considering picking Michigan State along with SEC schools South Carolina and Florida. Jones, appearing on "The Griff and Grinz Show" on Lansing's 92.1 FM The Team, said he plans to take an unofficial visit to Florida soon
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Football detroitnews.com —  With Jack Conklin potentially having the opportunity to declare for the NFL draft after this season and being an early choice, Michigan State is looking to add competition to the offensive tackle spot in this recruiting class. One easy way to do that is with junior college players, and one of the top JUCO tackles in the country, Brooklyn (N.Y.) ASA College's Charles Baldwin, was offered by the Spartans recently.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  Michigan State is absolutely loaded with wide receiver talent for the next few years, including for the 2015 season. However, Mark Dantonio is looking toward the future, offering the No. 1 overall wide out in the class of 2017, Trevon Grimes from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Grimes is ranked the No. 1 receiver in the country in the 2017 class and No. 7 overall player, according to 247Sports.
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Football mlive.com —  Morris, who is projected to grow into an outside linebacker at Michigan State, made his verbal commitment to the Spartans on May 12. But will the offers from the Irish and Badgers sway his future plans? "I don't think they will, I'm still 100 percent with Spartans,'' Morris said. "When I went up there (East Lansing), it felt like home and a place I wanted to be.''
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Will Michigan State fill its last 2015 scholarship? Are Cassius Winston and Miles Bridges going to join Nick Ward as part of the 2016 class? Who is going to meet the need for wings in 2017? Spring brings many questions for MSU basketball recruiting!
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Football mlive.com —  Sean Scherer, who specializes in the Spartans' recruiting coverage, recently ranked Cass Tech safety Demetric Vance as the most important commitment to date. "I think Demetric Vance is probably the biggest because of the pipeline to Cass Tech,'' Scherer said on 'The Griff and Grinz Show' on Lansing's 92.1 FM, The Team. "The amount of talent Cass Tech produces, I would rank him at one.''
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Football freep.com —  For so long, the narrative about Michigan State football focused on its inability to reel in big-time recruits. However, in recent years, Mark Dantonio and his staff have done such an outstanding job developing talent that the Spartans have been able to compete with the nation's elite anyway. But imagine how good MSU would be if it did get better players. Well, we don't need to imagine any longer.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  None of Michigan's once-fertile basketball grounds are close to producing the players they used to. The reasons can be debated, though some are in plain sight. The data isn't debatable.
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Football freep.com —  There's something else going on at Michigan State. Clichés don't fully cover the most frantic recruiting stretch under Mark Dantonio — 10 commitments in three weeks — and perhaps the most overall recruiting momentum since the 1960s.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football's top 10 recruiting ranking is well deserved, says J.C. Shurburtt, the national recruiting director for 247sports. "Just looking at it from a broad perspective, it's giving a top 10 program it's due in recruiting,'' Shurburtt said on 'The Griff and Grinz Show' on Lansing's 92.1 FM, The Team. "In the past, we've underrated their guys, there's no question about that."
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State has serious momentum on the recruiting trail right now. After the spring game weekend produced four commitments, the Spartans added five more this week, bringing their class to 12 members.
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Football mlive.com —  "It comes down to how do my parents feel about my decision,'' Vance said on "The Griff and Grinz Show" on Lansing's 92.1 FM The Team. "And, how would I feel if I got hurt and I was just a student.'' Vance said what separated the Michigan State coaching staff from others is that their approach to him never changed.
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