April 10, 2007

Spartans after one of Ohio's best

Offensive line recruiting is often the life-blood of Big Ten football. Not only do you need to keep you quarterback clean, but you need to be able to run the ball down your opponents throat when the game is on the line. That is something the Spartans under coach John L. Smith had trouble doing. For that reason, hew Head Coach Mark Dantonio is making offensive line recruiting a priority for the class of 2008 and Elliott Mealer of Wauseon High school in Ohio is the type of player he is looking for.

Mealer is a massive 6-foot-6, 290-pound prospect that is mobile enough to play tight end for his high school team. This year he will be shifting to tackle, but he is versatile enough of an athlete that he could play any position on the offensive line in college.

Mealer has 12 offers, including Michigan State, Michigan, Purdue, Indiana and Northwestern.

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