May 17, 2013
SpartanMag.com Recruiting Round-Up
SpartanMag.com looks at some recruiting news at a few offensive skill positions:Running Backs:
-Chris James of Notre Dame School for Boys in Illinois
James has MSU in his top 3 and I feel that the Spartans are the team to beat for his services. The other schools involved include Iowa and Pittsburgh. James wants to visit
his favorites with his grandmother in the coming weeks and then make a decision. Right now this looks like a 50/25/25 with the Spartans in the lead.
-Paul Moses of Toledo Central Catholic High School in Ohio
Moses plans on camping at Michigan State on June 16th. Moses has an offer from Nebraska
to go along with several other MAC offers. If he test well at camp he could shoot up the recruiting board.
-Vic Enwere of Fort Ben Austin High School in Texas
Enwere has been visited by the Michigan State staff twice this spring. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound prospect hopes to make a trip to East Lansing this summer though nothing is definite at this point.
-Jonathan Hilliman of St. Peters Prep in New Jersey has been
visited by the Michigan State coaching staff this spring and he is a player they
hope to have on campus as well. Hilliman is one of the top players in the Garden
State for 2014.
-Dacorius Law of Haines City High School in Florida was visited
by Michigan State and picked up a verbal scholarship offer. The Ohio State
Buckeyes apparent quickly followed suit. The staff wants to get him on campus
Jalen Brown of Mountain Pointe High School in Arizona is
planning on visiting Michigan State this summer. Brown is a Rivals 100 prospect
and ranked the #5 wide receiver in the nation for the class of 2014. We have
heard he is looking to go to college out of state. His recruitment will be
Kadeem Goulbourne of High School in Florida is a player
SpartanMag.com informed fans about earlier this spring. We got a note from Gouldbourne
confirming the Spartan staff was in to see him recently. Goulbourne is hoping
to make a Midwest trip this summer and spend a day or 2 in East Lansing.
Note: At one point Michigan State was sitting strong with
Dominique Booth of Indiana. However they dropped out of his top list and are no
longer under consideration. I scouted Booth twice this spring and was impressed
with his talent, but I thought his listing of 6'0, 200-poudn was generous. I
think 5'10 190 is probably close to the mark. I heard from a source that the Spartans
are looking for some bigger wide receivers for class of 2014.
Wide receiver recruiting is not a position I worry about all
that much. For every Mark Dell or Fred Smith there is a B.J. Cunningham or
Keshawn Martin. I expect somebody will emerge at camp and if they do not, look
for the staff to pull a high-level wide receiver from a non-traditional
recruiting area. Michigan State has too much clout to not sign a talented wideout
for this class.
Look for the scholarship of Jay Harris to be filled by a
walk-on player, most likely a fullback. It is very possible that a player like
Trevon Pendleton will get scholarship for fall and possible longer. Pendleton
was put on scholarship this spring due to a spot opening up, but it was likely just
temporary until they class of 2013 arrived. MSU now has room to have everyone
on scholarship and reward former walk-ons who are now in two deep.
Few confirmed campers:
-Cornerback Jalen Embry of Detroit Martin Lurther King High
-Defensive Tackle David Beedle of Clarkston High School
-Defensive Back Marcus Whitfield of Massillon Washington
-Offensive/Defensive Lineman Nathaniel Devers of Massillon
Washington High School
-Tight End/Tackle Chance Sorrell of Middletown High School
-Offensive Tackle Ka'John Armstrong of Detroit Loyola High
-Linebacker Alex Hamilton of Anchor Bay High School
-Defensive End Shane Roy of Reading Community High School
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