INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 03: Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans coaches against the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big 10 Conference Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan State Football Recruiting: Spartans Add JUCO TE To 2012 Class

Tracking all of the news and notes for Michigan State's 2012 football recruiting class.

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Spartans Add JUCO TE Jamare Mills

Michigan State picked up a commitment from a junior college tight end on Sunday. His name is Jamare Mills, and he played for Blinn Community College in Texas last season. He will come to MSU as part of the 2012 recruiting class and have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Mills is unrated on Rivals, but Scout and ESPN give him three stars. He is the 55th ranked tight end on Scout. ESPN has him 121st at his position, but their evaluation of him is from 2011 and his position is listed as offensive tackle. At MSU, he will be a tight end, giving Michigan State some much needed added depth at the position.

Officially, Mills is the 20th member of Michigan State's 2012 recruiting class. Back on signing day, the Spartans had 18 players in the class, but earlier this month they added long snapper Taybor Pepper, who switched from being a preferred walk-on at Michigan to joining MSU after receiving a scholarship offer.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. LB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 205 lbs., ***
  2. OT Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., *** | Early enrollee
  7. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  8. TE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  9. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
  10. WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
  11. WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  12. DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
  13. OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., ***
  14. CB Ezra Robinson (Sarasota, FL) - 6'0", 174 lbs., ***
  15. S Mark Meyers (Toledo, OH) - 6'0", 180 lbs., ***
  16. DT David Fennell (Portland, OR) - 6'3", 274 lbs., **
  17. WR Monty Madaris (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ***
  18. S Demetrious Cox (Jeannette, PA) - 6'1", 192 lbs., ****
  19. LS Taybor Pepper (Saline, MI) - 6'4", 185 lbs., NR
  20. TE Jamare Mills (Dublin, OH) - 6'5", 262 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Monty Madaris Signs Letter Of Intent

Cincinnati wide receiver Monty Madaris is officially headed to Michigan State. After holding off on signing his letter of intent on National Signing Day, Madaris sent it to the Spartans at 7:23 a.m. on Thursday. Michigan State officially announced the signing shortly after with this statement from head coach Mark Dantonio (via Mike Dyer):

"Monty is an outstanding athlete who attended our camp twice. He's a big-bodied wide receiver who reminds me of B.J. Cunningham. He was one of the top players in Cincinnati in one of the most competitive conferences in the nation. Monty is the third player that we’ve recruited from Moeller ... the past two (Greg Jones, Marcus Rush) have been great ones."

With Madaris' letter of intent in, Michigan State's 2012 football recruiting class is up to 18 recruits. It's likely to remain at that number, as there are no known recruits out there who haven't decided and are still considering Michigan State.

Here's an updated look at Michigan State's 2012 class:

  1. LB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 205 lbs., ***
  2. OT Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., *** | Early enrollee
  7. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  8. TE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  9. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
  10. WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
  11. WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  12. DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
  13. OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., ***
  14. CB Ezra Robinson (Sarasota, FL) - 6'0", 174 lbs., ***
  15. S Mark Meyers (Toledo, OH) - 6'0", 180 lbs., ***
  16. DT David Fennell (Portland, OR) - 6'3", 274 lbs., **
  17. WR Monty Madaris (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ***
  18. S Demetrious Cox (Jeannette, PA) - 6'1", 192 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Spartans Announce Signing Of 17 Commits

Michigan State came into National Signing Day with 18 commitments for its 2012 football recruiting class and was hoping to finish the day with a class of 20 or so recruits. That is not going to happen, though. The Spartans were finalists for four recruits who were undecided going into Wednesday, but all of them signed elsewhere. What's more, wide receiver commit Monty Madaris has not yet signed with Michigan State, and it's unclear what exactly is the cause for the delay.

With no new commits being added and Madaris not yet signing his letter of intent, Michigan State's official announcement about its 2012 football recruiting class included only 17 recruits. They are listed below.

UPDATE: Madaris sent in his letter of intent to Michigan State on Thursday morning.

  1. LB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 205 lbs., ***
  2. OT Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., *** | Early enrollee
  7. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  8. TE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  9. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
  10. WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
  11. WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  12. DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
  13. OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., ***
  14. CB Ezra Robinson (Sarasota, FL) - 6'0", 174 lbs., ***
  15. S Mark Meyers (Toledo, OH) - 6'0", 180 lbs., ***
  16. DT David Fennell (Portland, OR) - 6'3", 274 lbs., **
  17. S Demetrious Cox (Jeannette, PA) - 6'1", 192 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

If Madaris does in fact sign with Michigan State, chances are the Spartans' 2012 class will be finalized at 18 commits. If he decides to go elsewhere, however, then the Spartans will likely finish with those 17 recruits for 2012.

SB Nation Detroit will have updates on the Madaris situation as they become available.

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Demetrious Cox Commits

Pennsylvania safety Demetrious Cox has committed to Michigan State. The 2012 recruit announced his decision to play football for the Spartans during a Monday evening press conference at Jeannette High School (his high school and the one Terrelle Pryor attended).

Cox is a four-star recruit on all four of the major recruiting sites. He is ranked 13th at safety and 10th in the state of Pennsylvania by Rivals.

Cox chose the Spartans over Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin. In addition to those four schools, Rivals reports that he has offers from Arizona State, Kansas, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

With Cox committing, Michigan State has now added two four-star recruits in as many days. Cincinnati wide receiver Monty Madaris committed to MSU on Sunday night, and he is a four-star recruit on all but one of the four major recruiting sites. (Michigan State also picked up a commitment from two-star running back Marcus Horne, who will grayshirt in 2012, on Sunday night.)

Below is a look at the updated list of Michigan State commitments for 2012.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
  7. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  8. TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  9. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
  10. WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
  11. WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  12. DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
  13. OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., ***
  14. CB Ezra Robinson (Sarasota, FL) - 6'0", 174 lbs., ***
  15. S Mark Meyers (Toledo, OH) - 6'0", 180 lbs., ***
  16. DT David Fennell (Portland, OR) - 6'3", 275 lbs., NR
  17. WR Monty Madaris (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ***
  18. S Demetrious Cox (Jeannette, PA) - 6'1", 192 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Marcus Horne Commits, Will Grayshirt

Wide receiver Monty Madaris wasn't the only recruit to commit to Michigan State on Sunday night. The Spartans also picked up a commitment from Milwaukee running back Marcus Horne, who will be a grayshirt in 2012, according to Allen Trieu. This means Horne will pay his own way for at least one semester before having a chance to earn a scholarship.

Horne is a two-star recruit on all four of the major recruiting sites and is ranked in the top 10 in the state of Wisconsin. There is some slight variation on where specifically he is in the top 10, as Rivals has him sixth, ESPN has him seventh and 24/7 Sports has him eighth.

Horne chose to grayshirt at MSU over accepting a scholarship offer from a MAC school. According to Rivals, he has offers from Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Toledo and Western Michigan. He also holds offers from a few FCS schools. For Horne, the opportunity to potentially have a scholarship someday at Michigan State was more appealing than being guaranteed a scholarship immediately at a lower level.

Because Horne is grayshirting, I am not going to add him to the list of commits for 2012, which you can check out below.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
  7. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  8. TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  9. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
  10. WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
  11. WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  12. DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
  13. OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., ***
  14. CB Ezra Robinson (Sarasota, FL) - 6'0", 174 lbs., ***
  15. S Mark Meyers (Toledo, OH) - 6'0", 180 lbs., ***
  16. DT David Fennell (Portland, OR) - 6'3", 275 lbs., NR
  17. WR Monty Madaris (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Monty Madaris Commits

Michigan State is hoping for a strong finish to its 2012 football recruiting class, and the Spartans are on track to make that happen with wide receiver Monty Madaris committing on Sunday night. Madaris, a native of Cincinnati, picked Michigan State over his hometown team, the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Madaris is considered a four-star wide receiver on three of the four major recruiting sites. Scout, ESPN and 24/7 Sports all give him four stars, and Rivals is the only site to rank him as a three-star recruit.

According to Rivals, Madaris' offer list includes Michigan State, Cincinnati, Michigan, Kentucky, Boston College, Florida State, Indiana, Louisville and Nebraska, among other schools.

Madaris is the fourth wide receiver from the class of 2012 to commit to MSU. He joins Aaron Burbridge, Kyle Kerrick and MacGarrett Kings, who have been committed to MSU since last summer. With MSU also adding DeAnthony Arnett, a transfer from Tennessee, a lot of talent is coming in at the wide receiver position.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
  7. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  8. TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  9. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
  10. WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
  11. WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  12. DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
  13. OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., ***
  14. CB Ezra Robinson (Sarasota, FL) - 6'0", 174 lbs., ***
  15. S Mark Meyers (Toledo, OH) - 6'0", 180 lbs., ***
  16. DT David Fennell (Portland, OR) - 6'3", 275 lbs., NR
  17. WR Monty Madaris (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Mark Meyers, David Fennell Commit

After going more than two months without adding anybody to its 2012 football recruiting class, Michigan State picked up commitments from two players on Sunday: Ohio safety Mark Meyers and Oregon defensive tackle David Fennell.

Meyers, who decommitted from Toledo, his hometown school, is ranked as a three-star recruit on Rivals, Scout and ESPN. 24/7 Sports only rates him as a two-star safety. Rivals lists offers from Michigan State, Toledo, Akron, Bowling Green and Kent State.

Fennell hails from Portland and is considered a three-star defensive tackle by ESPN and 24/7 Sports. Scout has not yet rated Fennell, and Rivals doesn't even have him in their database. Although Michigan State is his only listed offer on those sites, ESPN reports that he has offers from Michigan State, Louisville, Oregon State, Iowa, Central Michigan, Nevada and North Dakota.

With signing day only a little more than a week away, Michigan State now has 16 commits for 2012.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
  7. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  8. TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  9. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
  10. WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
  11. WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  12. DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
  13. OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., ***
  14. CB Ezra Robinson (Sarasota, FL) - 6'0", 174 lbs., ***
  15. S Mark Meyers (Toledo, OH) - 6'0", 180 lbs., ***
  16. DT David Fennell (Portland, OR) - 6'3", 275 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Se'Von Pittman Decommits To Ohio State

The impact of Ohio State hiring Urban Meyer is already being felt around the Big Ten. Meyer hasn't even coached the team yet, but he is doing quite the job on the recruiting trail, as evidenced by what has transpired in the last couple days.

In addition to getting five-star defensive tackle Tommy Schutt to decommit from Penn State to Ohio State and five-star running back Bri'onte Dunn to reaffirm his commitment to the Buckeyes, Meyer stole Se'Von Pittman from Michigan State. Pittman, a four-star defensive end and one of the top players from Ohio for 2012, committed to the Spartans back in June. This came after Pittman had expressed great interest in Michigan, so it was a big pickup for Michigan State.

Even before Meyer was hired, Pittman seemed to be wavering with his commitment. This had been building for months, and after officially visiting Ohio State last week, Pittman decided to make the switch from Michigan State to Ohio State.

Pittman's decommitment leaves MSU with 14 commitments for 2012.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
  7. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  8. TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  9. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
  10. WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
  11. WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  12. DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
  13. OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., ***
  14. CB Ezra Robinson (Sarasota, FL) - 6'0", 174 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Ezra Robinson Commits

Things had been pretty quiet on the recruiting front for Michigan State before Thursday. That is when the Spartans picked up their first football commitment since August. Florida cornerback Ezra Robinson committed to Michigan State, and he is the 15th member of the 2012 recruiting class.

Robinson is rated as a three-star corner on Rivals, Scout and 24/7 Sports. (ESPN hasn't rated him yet.) He is the 51st ranked cornerback on Rivals and No. 103 on Scout. 24/7 Sports actually has him listed as a safety and ranks him 46th at that position.

In addition to Michigan State, the following schools have offered Robinson, according to Rivals: Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Minnesota, North Carolina, NC State, Purdue, South Florida, Wake Forest and West Virginia, among others.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. DE Se'Von Pittman (Canton, OH) - 6'5", 245 lbs., ****
  7. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
  8. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  9. TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  10. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
  11. WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
  12. WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  13. DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
  14. OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., ***
  15. CB Ezra Robinson (Sarasota, FL) - 6'0", 174 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Kodi Kieler Commits

Michigan State picked up commitment No. 14 for the class of 2012 on Monday. Offensive tackle Kodi Kieler, who is from Gibraltar, Michigan, committed to the Spartans after picking up an offer.

Kieler is unrated on all of the major recruiting sites aside from Scout, which gives him three stars. He is ranked 75th on Scout's list of the top offensive tackles in the nation.

According to Rivals, Kieler's offer list includes MSU, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Purdue, Toledo and Western Michigan.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. DE Se'Von Pittman (Canton, OH) - 6'5", 245 lbs., ****
  7. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
  8. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  9. TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  10. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
  11. WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
  12. WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  13. DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
  14. OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Aaron Burbridge, Jermaine Edmondson Commit

Michigan State picked up two football commitments on Thursday for the class of 2012, including one from the second best player in the state of Michigan. I'm referring to wide receiver Aaron Burbridge, who is from Farmington Hills and is ranked second on Rivals' list of the top recruits in Michigan. He decided to commit following a visit to East Lansing this week, and Ohio defensive back Jermaine Edmonson also committed before the day was over.

Burbridge is a four-star WR on all of the major recruiting sites. Rivals ranks him 19th at WR and 134th overall in the nation. Rivals also lists offers for Burbridge from Michigan State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State, among others.

For the last few months Burbridge's recruitment became a two-school race between MSU and Michigan. With two of his high school teammates already committed to Michigan, it looked like Burbridge might decide to choose the Wolverines, but he picked the Spartans instead. If he qualifies, MSU will get a very talented player and someone that can be a playmaker for years to come.

As for Edmondson, he is a three-star safety on Rivals and a three-star cornerback on Scout and ESPN. His offer list, according to Rivals, includes Michigan State, Illinois, Louisville, Nebraska, Purdue and Toledo, among others.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. DE Se'Von Pittman (Canton, OH) - 6'5", 245 lbs., ****
  7. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
  8. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  9. TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  10. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
  11. WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
  12. WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  13. DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: MacGarrett Kings Commits

Earlier this week Michigan State added its 11th member of the 2012 football recruiting class when MacGarrett Kings committed to the Spartans. Kings, a wide receiver from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, attended a camp at MSU earlier this week and quickly decided he wanted to become a future Spartan.

Kings is rated by all of the recruiting sites as a three-star recruit. Rivals ranks him 78th at WR, whereas Scout has him 52nd in the nation at running back. ESPN ranks him 121st at wide receiver, and 24/7 Sports doesn't have him in the wide receiver or running back rankings.

According to Rivals, Kings' offer list includes Michigan State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Louisville, Rutgers, South Florida, UCF, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Wisconsin, among others.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. DE Se'Von Pittman (Canton, OH) - 6'5", 245 lbs., ****
  7. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
  8. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  9. TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  10. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
  11. WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Nick Tompkins Commits

Before last Sunday, Michigan State had five commitments for its 2012 football recruiting class. Amazingly, the Spartans picked up as many commitments in the last week alone, with the latest being Georgia running back Nick Tompkins. He committed to Michigan State on Sunday to become the fifth new recruit of the week and the 10th recruit overall to join the Spartans' 2012 class.

Tompkins is considered an all-purpose running back by Rivals, which gives him three stars. Scout and ESPN also have Tompkins listed as a three-star recruit. 24/7 Sports has not yet evaluated him.

According to Rivals, Tompkins has a lengthy offer list. It includes MSU, Army, Boston College, California, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin, among others.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. DE Se'Von Pittman (Canton, OH) - 6'5", 245 lbs., ****
  7. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
  8. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  9. TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
  10. RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Jamal Lyles, Josiah Price Commit

A day after getting a commitment from Kyle Kerrick, the Michigan State football program picked up two more commitments on Thursday. Jamal Lyles, a linebacker from Southfield, Michigan, was the first to drop for the Spartans, and shortly after Indiana tight end/defensive end Josiah Price joined him as a Michigan State commitment.

Lyles is a three-star outside linebacker on Rivals, which ranks him 44th in the nation at his position. Scout, ESPN and 24/7 Sports also give Lyles three stars.

Price is listed as a tight end by Rivals, which gives him three stars. Scout and 24/7 Sports have him listed as a tight end and defensive end, and each site gives him three stars as well. ESPN also has Price listed as a three-star recruit, but he is considered only a defensive end.

Lyles' offer list, according to Rivals, includes Michigan State, Akron, Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Syracuse, Toledo, Vanderbilt and Western Michigan.

Price has offers from Michigan State, Akron, Arkansas State, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Purdue, Toledo and Western Michigan, according to Rivals.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. DE Se'Von Pittman (Canton, OH) - 6'5", 245 lbs., ****
  7. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
  8. LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  9. TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Kyle Kerrick Commits

Michigan State football picked up a commitment on Wednesday from Kyle Kerrick, a wide receiver from Coatesville, Pennsylvania. He is the Spartans' seventh commitment for the 2012 football recruiting class.

Kerrick has only been evaluated by Rivals and Scout so far. Both sites give him three stars. Scout ranks him as the No. 72 wide receiver in the nation and notes that he caught 30 passes for 510 yards and 11 touchdowns during his junior season.

Kerrick's commitment was so sudden that Rivals doesn't even have Michigan State on his list of schools in consideration. In fact, on Rivals only Pittsburgh and West Virginia are shown to have offered Kerrick. His offer list on Scout includes Michigan State, Akron, Cincinnati, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Temple and West Virginia.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. DE Se'Von Pittman (Canton, OH) - 6'5", 245 lbs., ****
  7. WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Se'Von Pittman Commits

Michigan State football picked up a big commitment on Sunday when Ohio defensive end Se'Von Pittman picked the Spartans. For a while it looked like Pittman would end up committing to Ohio State or Michigan, but Mark Dantonio and company were the winners in this recruiting battle.

Pittman is a four-star recruit on Rivals, which ranks him as the No. 8 defensive end and the No. 61 player in the entire nation. Scout also gives him four stars and has him ranked 11th among defensive ends. ESPN has him as a four-star DE as well, ranking him 14th at his position and 101st overall. Finally, 24/7 Sports rounds out the praise for Pittman by also giving him four stars and ranking him 16th at DE, 10th in Ohio and 196th in the nation.

Perhaps even more impressive than the recruiting sites' opinion of Pittman is his offer list. In addition to Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State, Pittman holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Notre Dame, Tennessee and West Virginia, according to Rivals.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
  6. DE Se'Von Pittman (Canton, OH) - 6'5", 245 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Tyler O'Connor Commits

The Michigan State football program picked up commitment No. 5 on Monday. Tyler O'Connor, a quarterback from Lima, Ohio, chose the Spartans over Northwestern, giving MSU its first commit since Evan Jones joined the 2012 recruiting class on May 7.

O'Connor has three stars on Scout, which ranks him as the 38th-best QB in the nation. 24/7 Sports has him rated as a four-star QB. Rivals and ESPN have yet to evaluate him.

According to Rivals, O'Connor's offer list includes MSU, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Virginia and West Virginia, among others.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., NR
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., NR
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., NR
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., NR
  5. QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Evan Jones Commits

Michigan State's football program picked up a commitment on Saturday from Ohio tight end/defensive end Evan Jones. He is the fourth recruit for the class of 2012 to commit to the Spartans. The other three committed last Saturday at Michigan State's spring game.

Jones is from West Lafayette, Ohio, meaning three of Michigan State's commits for 2012 are from Ohio (Zach Higgins and Benny McGowan are the other two). Riley Bullough is currently MSU's only commit from Michigan.

Jones has not been rated by any of the major recruiting sites yet. His offer list includes Michigan State, Akron, Bowling Green, Toledo and West Virginia.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., NR
  2. OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., NR
  3. OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., NR
  4. TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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