Search results for recruiting, 2013

Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio was at Breslin Center to welcome home Tom Izzo and the basketball team Sunday night after the Spartans had advanced to the Final Four. Curtis Blackwell, Michigan State's director of college advancement and performance, said that not only was Dantonio pleased for his friend, but the football coach recognized the boost Izzo's basketball team has given football recruiting.
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Football mlive.com —  The top receiver in the 2016 class from Ohio isn't sure where he'll ultimately catch on and play his college football, but Cleveland's Justin Layne feels Michigan State is worth another look this weekend. "This will be my fourth time up,'' said Layne, a Benedictine High School product who's bringing his mother on this trip up to East Lansing. "I'm really wanting to see how they practice.''
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Football freep.com —  This weekend Michigan State will host several top prospects for the class of 2016. Players from multiple states will be in East Lansing learning more about the Spartans' program and building rapport with the coaching staff. Click through for a list of a few of the players that I have confirmed will be on campus.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.scout.com —  Spartans coach thinks progress is being made on the recruiting trail as he gets back to comfort with selling what he sees as best about Michigan State
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State has offered one of the top prospects in Ohio and the nation, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy junior Prince Sammons, a nearly 6-foot-7, 280-pound defensive end and offensive tackle who is being recruited by the country's powers. Area recruiter Harlon Barnett and head coach Mark Dantonio broke the news to Sammons and his head coach, Eric Taylor.
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans signed the No. 1-ranked running back out of Ohio in the 2015 class in LJ Scott, a player who chose MSU over Ohio State and Alabama and is expected to compete for the starting job in fall drills Michigan State now has its sights set on quarterback recruit Messiah deWeaver and receiver Justin Layne, two difference-makers who are expected to watch the Spartans partake in spring drills.
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Football freep.com —  Last year Michigan State made recruiting the state of Virginia a priority and it paid off with the commitment of top wide receiver Felton Davis of Highland Springs. The Spartans hope to continue recruiting in Virginia and Jaqui Givens of Atlee High School is a player they are focused on.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Alright, let’s get the big man moved aside first. It seems like numerous MSU classes have that one guy, the player we’re waiting on after other players are already wrapped up. It was Jamil Wilson once upon a time, then Adreian Payne, and Gary Harris in 2012. Spring should bring resolution to the pursuit of Caleb Swanigan
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Football mlive.com —  Quarterback prospect Messiah deWeaver told MLive.com on Tuesday that he's planning an unofficial visit Michigan State this weekend. The four-star prospect (Rivals.com) from Wayne High School in Dayton's Huber Heights school district said he has 15 scholarship offers, and he hears from recruiters by phone or through social media channels most every day.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State has extended a scholarship offer to Detroit Renaissance offensive tackle prospect Alaric Jackson. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound prospect has seen his recruiting stock take off this spring and he now has double-digit scholarship offers. Jackson is unique in that he is relatively new to the football field having focused mainly on basketball. This past fall was his first season playing high school football and he now holds offers from MSU, Nebraska, Illinois, Kentucky and Purdue.
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Football freep.com —  It is a good year for talent in the state of Indiana and one of the reasons why is Toks Akinribade of Brownsburg High School. The 6-foot, 205-pound Akinribade is rated the No. 6 player in the Hoosier State and the No. 61 athlete prospect in the nation for the class of 2016 by Rivals.com. He already holds BCS scholarships from Boston College, Cincinnati, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa as well as having a host of MAC scholarships.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State's recruiting expenses for men's basketball have more than doubled from the 2008-09 school year to 2012-13 and are more in line with the rest of the Big Ten, according to data compiled by USA TODAY Sports, in conjunction with Indiana University's National Sports Journalism Center, from financial reports the schools file annually with the NCAA. The data includes five years of expense figures from 214 public schools among the 351 Division I men's basketball programs.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Tom Izzo and Michigan State signed three players during the Class of 2015 early-signing period: Muskegon (Mich.) four-star center Deyonta Davis, Duncanville (Texas) four-star shooting guard Matthew McQuaid and Versailles (Ohio) three-star shooting guard Kyle Ahrens. The class is currently ranked No. 13 overall nationally and No. 3 in the Big Ten.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football enters the 2015 season as one of confirmation, returning 24 seniors and carrying realistic Big Ten and national championship hopes. But when those 24 seniors leave -- and perhaps even an ultra-talented underclassman or two will depart early for the NFL -- the Spartans will find themselves in one of the biggest transitions of the Mark Dantonio coaching era.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  LJ is the highest ranked recruit in the 2015 class for Mark Dantonio. He is consensus 4-star running back out of Hubbard, Ohio. He isLJ Scott's Signing Day Announcement ranked as the 59th best player in the country by 24/7. LJ chose Michigan State over offers from Ohio State, Alabama and Auburn among many others.
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Football detroitnews.com —  One of the Midwest's top prospects, Fort Wayne (Ind.) Wayne junior defensive end Auston Robertson, recently named Michigan State in his top three along with Notre Dame and Ohio State. Popular opinion is now that the Spartans are the team to beat out of that group.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  One of the players the Michigan State staff is looking to add for the class of 2016 is running back Chris Evans of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. The 6-foot-0, 190-pound Evans is rated a 3-star recruit and the #5 prospect in Indiana for the class of 2016 by Rivals.com. In addition to MSU, he also has BCS scholarship offers from Illinois, Indiana and Cincinnati.
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Football freep.com —  One of the top prospects in Ohio for the class of 2016 is cornerback Austin Andrews of Columbus St. Francis de Sales. Andrews is ranked as a three-star recruit and the No. 52 cornerback in the nation by rivals.com. He is the No. 25 player in talent-laden Ohio.
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Football mlive.com —  Recruiting is never over, it just cycles forward, and Michigan State football had at least three unofficial visitors at Breslin Center on Wednesday night. Donnie Corley, a much-coveted receiver from Detroit's Martin Luther King High School, was among the handful of prospects from the 2016 class seen sitting with MSU players in the student section during the Spartans' 72-66 win over Purdue.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State may have gotten in with running back Chris Evans at the right time. An elusive, versatile player in the R.J. Shelton mold, Evans received an offer from Indiana during the season, and since then, has accumulated a handful of others. But the sentiment around Indianapolis is that the Ben Davis High junior has still been under-offered.
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