April 30, 2007

Could St. Edward linebacker join Roe at State?

The Michigan State basketball team picked up an impact recruit from Lakewood, Ohio St. Edward when Top 10 combo forward Delvon Roe committed to coach Tom Izzo earlier this month.

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio would not mind if lightning strikes in the same spot, as the Spartans are one of several teams recruiting St. Edward outside linebacker/defensive end Justin Staples.

At 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds with 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash, Staples can create plenty of havoc against opposing offenses. Last fall Staples recorded 57 tackles, four sacks, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles.

Staples' combination of size, speed and production has peaked the interest of a number of top football programs.

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