National Signing Day 2012: Decision Day Arrives For Kyle Dodson, Terrell Jackson

Michigan State is hoping that the 2012 edition of National Signing Day will be boring in one sense and exciting in another. The Spartans hope there is no drama with their 18 current commits and that all of their letters of intent come in without any problems. On the flip side, the Spartans are hoping that there is some excitement with a couple players announcing their decision on Wednesday. Michigan State is among the finalists for Kyle Dodson and Terrell Jackson, and landing them would be a nice way to finish the 2012 class.

As of Tuesday, Michigan State was actually still in the mix for four recruits. That number may now be down to just two, though. This is because defensive linemen JaMichael Winston and Julian Pinnix-Odrick may have recently reaffirmed their commitment to Arkansas and Rutgers, respectively.

Winston, who is from Alabama, took a visit to MSU this past weekend and was debating about sticking with the Razorbacks or opting to go with the Spartans. Based on this article from 24/7 Sports about a decision being made and the fact that his profile lists his commitment date to Arkansas as Jan. 31 (Tuesday), it appears he has decided to sign with the Razorbacks.

Pinnix-Odrick, who is from New Jersey, has been committed to Rutgers since the summer. With the coaching change that happened there recently, he decided to look around a bit. Syracuse drew his attention, and Michigan State tried to get him to visit this upcoming weekend. It doesn't look like that is going to happen, though. According to multiple reports, Pinnix-Odrick has decided to sign with Rutgers, meaning the Spartans will probably have to scratch him off the list of potential additions on National Signing Day.

The good news for Michigan State is that it is among the finalists for Jackson, a defensive tackle from Columbus, Ohio. He will choose between Michigan State, Illinois and Pittsburgh, according to Rob Howe. Jackson hasn't set a specific time for his announcement, but it is expected to happen on Wednesday.

As for Dodson, his announcement is set for 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The four-star offensive tackle from Cleveland will decide between Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin and USC.

For more on Michigan State football recruiting, check out The Only Colors. SBNation.com has more on National Signing Day 2012.

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