Search results for recruiting, 2013

Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  Extending offers is the easy part for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. But getting prospects to sign—the ones he really wants—has been a challenge. In recent years, the veteran Spartans coach has slipped a bit on the recruiting trails, failing to snag big-time talents—such as Cliff Alexander and Jabari Parker—who were thought to be locks for East Lansing.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said not too many of the recruits he went to visit earlier this week asked him about the Spartans’ national top-10 showdown with Oregon played last Saturday. But that doesn’t mean they weren’t watching the game, and it’s not necessarily an indicator that State has lost its recruiting momentum, even though it has been more than a month since the Spartans received their most recent verbal pledge.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State football’s coaching staff has been on the road visiting top recruits across the nation. Some prospects have received offers, while others have set up visits to MSU
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State's coaches used their bye week to get out on the road and recruit. Under NCAA rules, FBS programs have 42 evaluation days during this period (September, October and November) and the off-week was the perfect opportunity to get out and see top targets.
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Football freep.com —  With a bye week, Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio is using the time to visit several Detroit-area high schools. The Spartans are still looking to put the finishing touches on the recruiting class of 2015 and get a jump start on 2016-17.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Three viable Michigan State options remain for two spots in 2015 after the latest Chicago-area star to shun Tom Izzo's program -- after another apparent strong start for the Spartans.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman and Coach Dantonio talk about the bye week bringing a chance to recruit
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Football mlive.com —  Tyson Smith was recruited to Michigan State as a cornerback. But if the first two high school games of his senior year prove anything, he’s equally proficient as a wide receiver. Smith finished with two receptions and two interceptions in Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 55-6 win over Harper Woods Chandler Park last week.
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Football spartannation.com —  The Spartan coaching staff has its sights set on one of the best quarterbacks of his class as well one of the best players in the state of New York – Jake Zembiec. This 6’2, 205 pound prospect has a wonderful combination of mobility and throwing ability that will make him a centerpiece for any big-time college program. Zembiec has a long list of schools to choose from, but Michigan State is certainly on his mind.
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Football freep.com —  On Monday, Michigan State extended several offers to prospects for their next two recruiting classes. One scholarship went to 6-foot-5, 200-pound wide receiver Lawrence Cager of Calvert Hall High School in Maryland. The Spartans would still like to add another wide receiver to the 2015 class and they are focused on a very select few number of prospects. Cager has moved up the MSU recruiting board and on Monday he received news that he had a scholarship offer from coach Mark Dantonio.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio offered scholarships to two high-level quarterbacks in the class of 2016 on Monday: Seth Green of Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge and Jake Zembiec of Rochester (N.Y.) Aquinas Institute.
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Football mlive.com —  Larry Scott, a four-star Michigan State running back commit from Hubbard, Ohio, had a quiet start to his senior high school season. In his team’s opener Friday against Lakeview, Scott had 64 yards and no scores in the first two quarters. But by the time the game was over Scott had a whopping 259 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries as his team won its opener, 35-0 over Lakeview. All four of his touchdowns came in the second half.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-3 senior Jenna Allen of Bedford (Ind.) North Lawrence, according to HHC Sports. One of the top players in the country, as a junior she averaged 14.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and hit 60% of her shots as North Lawrence won its second consecutive 4-A state championship. Allen committed to Indiana in August 2013 but reopened her recruitment after former Indiana coach Curt Miller resigned.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Everything is coming alive with the start of football season and that's a great time to also talk about the future of basketball. Michigan State is trying to finalize their 2015 class and has a number of important visitors set to come in this fall. We'll update that and talk about 2016 & 2017 as well.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State opens its 2014 season on Friday against Jacksonville State, and that will be an opportunity for high school prospects who are not playing that night to visit and see the game. Here are a few of the players expected to be in attendance.
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Men's Basketball collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com —  During this spring/summer power forward Henry Ellenson cemented his status as one of the top players in the Class of 2015, performing well on the grassroots/individual skills camp circuits while also winning a gold medal with the United States U17 team at the FIBA U17 World Championships. Wednesday night it was reported by multiple outlets that Ellenson has narrowed his list to three schools: Kentucky, Marquette and Michigan State.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State is getting tight on scholarships with 13 commitments already, but they will still more than likely add another defensive lineman to the class of 2015. One of the top players on the board for coach Mark Dantonio and his staff is Russell Ude of Westminster High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Football freep.com —  Grayson Miller, a senior receiver/safety who has verbally committed to play football at Michigan State, hurt his ankle in the game's opening minutes. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance. Scott County coach Jim McKee said Miller needs ankle surgery and will miss the rest of the season.
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Football freep.com —  Back in June, Michigan State held it's Elite Player Camp and one of the top performers there was Jake Zembiec of Aquinas Institute of Rochester, New York. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect showed an excellent combination of mechanics, arm strength and accuracy. Since that time Zembiec has seen his recruiting stock take off and he is now considered one of the top pro-style quarterback prospects in the nation for the class of 2016.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  One look at the game and the frame of Caleb Swanigan, and it’s tough to shy away from the comparison. Swanigan, a standout power forward at Homestead High School in Ft. Wayne, Ind., does things offensively that a player listed at 6-feet-8 and 280 pounds shouldn’t be able to do. And he’s doing it less than an hour up the road from where one of the most versatile big men in basketball burst onto the scene about 15 years ago.
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