Two important announcements related to Michigan State's 2012 football recruiting class are coming up. First, as noted earlier, Pennsylvania safety Demetrious Cox is set to announce his college decision on Monday. Specifically, the announcement will happen at 6:30 p.m., according to Jared Shanker. Then, on Wednesday (National Signing Day) at 12:15 p.m., Ohio offensive tackle Kyle Dodson will announce his college decision, according to Tim Warsinskey.
Both Cox and Dodson have Michigan State among their final four schools. In fact, each player's final list is pretty similar. Dodson is down to Michigan State, Wisconsin, Ohio State and USC, whereas Cox is down to Michigan State, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Penn State.
If the Spartans can land Dodson, their recruiting class for 2012 will jump up in the rankings. He is a consensus four-star offensive tackle with a ton of offers from big-time programs. In addition to his four finalists, Dodson has offers from Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, among other schools.
Dodson has been committed to Wisconsin since June, but he has been considered a soft verbal for a while now. Considering he is holding an announcement and has a list of four schools, right now I would say it's far from a sure thing that he will remain committed to Wisconsin.