2 days ago

While Michigan State’s players have begun to start practicing for the Redbox Bowl matchup with Oregon on New Year’s Eve, the coaching staff has been busy hitting the road. With the early signing period starting next week — players can sign from Dec. 19-21 — Mark Dantonio and his assistants have been busy trying to add a few more members to the 2019 class while sealing the deal with the 18 players who already have verbally committed.

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4 days ago

The Michigan State Spartans have added a long snapper to the incoming 2019 freshmen group. Jude Pedrozo out of Westerville South High School in Ohio will come to East Lansing next year as a preferred walk-on.

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6 days ago

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio expects all of his program’s committed prospects in the class of 2019 will utilize the Early Signing Period, beginning Dec. 19, to submit their National Letters of Intent. The early period — first implemented a year ago — runs through Dec. 21, adding to a busy time for coaching staffs already occupied with bowl preparation. Senior recruits who don’t sign in that window have to wait until National Signing Day on Feb. 6. Receiver Jalen Nailor was the only official add

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1 week ago

Belleville (Ill.) West defensive end Keith Randolph will take an official visit to Michigan State this weekend, according to his father. This will be Randolph’s first official visit of the recruiting process. He already took an unofficial visit to Michigan State last month for their home game against Ohio State.

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1 week ago

How did Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio spend his Tuesday morning? Trying to convince Walled Lake Western quarterback Sam Johnson III to flip from Boston College and become a Spartan. Dantonio was spotted at Western and with no quarterback in the 2019 class, he made another pitch at the senior quarterback, who spent the weekend at BC on an official visit.

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2 weeks ago

Michigan State’s regular season is now complete and the Spartan coaches are hitting the road as the contact period in recruiting opens. All of their efforts lead toward Dec. 19, the first day of the early signing period. Here are a few names to know among MSU’s uncommitted 2019 targets.

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3 weeks ago

Tate Hallock, a three-star athlete out of Forest Hills Central (Grand Rapids, Michigan), committed to the Michigan State Spartans football program in late June of this year.

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1 month ago

A web of connections led Michigan State halfway across the world to its next punter. Australia’s Jack Bouwmeester crossed the Pacific Ocean with his parents and came to East Lansing for their official visit at Michigan State two weekends ago. By the end of that weekend, this Australian Rules football player and cricket maven had committed to a full scholarship to play American football for the Spartans.

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2 months ago

The latest addition to Michigan State’s 2019 recruiting class will be playing a long way from home. Australian punter Jack Bouwmeester announced his commitment to the Spartans late Sunday night via Twitter and told MLive he will join the program as a scholarship player after signing in December. He trains with Prokick Australia, which helps Australians earn opportunities playing football in the United States.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

On Monday, Michigan State beat out nearly 30 schools who offered running back/athlete Aaron Young scholarships, earning a commitment from the Coatesville (Pa.) senior. Penn State, Arkansas, Rutgers, and Northwestern were his other finalists. In Young, the Spartans get a third commit in this class, along with Illinois native Anthony Williams and Ohioan Brandon Wright, who can play in the backfield.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

Not a long term idea, but it seems like a no-brainer short term idea Hey, we all watched the same game on Saturday. The quarterback play was…wow. After the game, it made sense that Brian Lewerke didn’t practice all week due to a shoulder injury. You know what didn’t make sense? Leaving him out there for the entirety of a 5-25 passing performance where coaches wouldn’t even let him run the option.

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2 months ago

Michigan State landed another future running back on Sunday when Coatsville (Pa.) Area product Aaron Young announced he was committing to the Spartans. Young, 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds, is the top-ranked running back in the state of Pennsylvania and had offers from the likes of Penn State, Nebraska, Arkansas, Northwestern, Stanford and Ole Miss.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

Michigan State will host rival Michigan on Saturday, and as is usually the case for this game, a full roster of recruits is expected to be on hand.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

Some of the state of Michigan’s top underclassmen and a couple of key seniors will be at Saturday’s Michigan State football game in East Lansing.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

Andrew Dowell wants Michigan State fans to know this is not the team from two years ago. In many ways, the Spartans’ offense does not even resemble the group from a month ago. Other than their inability to produce points. Alante Thomas is not LJ Scott. Matt Carrick is not Kevin Jarvis. Brandon Sowards is not Cody White.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

Evan Morris, a punter and kicker from Ovid-Elsie High School, committed to the Spartans. Kohl’s Kicking Camps announced the commitment via Twitter Thursday night and Ovid-Elsie coach Travis Long on Friday said he couldn’t say if Morris was accepting a scholarship offer or would be a preferred walk-on.

Source: MLive.com

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2 months ago

The Spartans have 16 verbal commitments in the 2019 class, and will likely add three to five more prospects to a class that ranks No. 26 nationally, according to 247Sports.com.There aren’t one or two recruits who appear to be obvious locks for this class right now, but there are several prospects that the Spartans are targeting.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

On Friday night, the top two players in the Spartans’ recruiting class were showing why there is a lot to look forward to in East Lansing. Belleville seniors Devonate Dobbs and Julian Barnett displayed why they are five-star and four-star recruits, respectively, in a 29-26 win over Dearborn Fordson in a battle of unbeaten teams.

Source: MLive.com

3 months ago

Michigan State plays host to Central Michigan on Saturday, and will have a number of recruits on hand at the game. There is one official visitor, Joshua Calvert, a four-star linebacker from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian. Calvert (6-3, 220 pounds) is favored by analysts to stay on the west coast and choose UCLA, where older brother Bo plays, but Calvert has been adamant about visiting Michigan State and seeing the school in person.

Source: Detroit News

3 months ago

Lewis’ highlights on Friday night included more than top-notch tackles. Like he has done since the beginning of the season, Lewis made some big plays on offense as well, even finding the end zone. And he loved every minute of it. “I like playing offense too,” Lewis said with a grin. “I can move. I can juke or do whatever. Wherever coach wants me to play, I’ll play at.”

Source: MLive.com

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