Demetrious Cooper wasn't the only recruit who committed to Michigan State over the weekend. The Spartans also picked up a commitment from Detroit offensive tackle Dennis Finley. His decision to commit to the Spartans is particularly notable, as he attends Cass Tech High School, which has developed a reputation for sending players with Michigan offers to Ann Arbor and players without Michigan offers out of state.
Finely is a three-star recruit on Rivals, Scout and 24/7 Sports. ESPN actually rates him as a four-star recruit and has him eighth in the state of Michigan. Rivals ranks him 27th in Michigan and 33rd at his position.
According to Rivals, Finely holds offers from Michigan State, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio State, Purdue, Syracuse and Wisconsin, among other schools.
Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2013
- RB Gerald Holmes (Flint, MI) - 6'0", 205 lbs., ***
- LB Jon Reschke (Bloomfield, MI) - 6'2", 229 lbs., ****
- S Jalyn Powell (Warren, OH) - 6'1", 185 lbs., ***
- RB R.J. Shelton (Beaver Dam, WI) - 5'11", 185 lbs., ***
- LB Shane Jones (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'1", 220 lbs., ****
- QB Damion Terry (Erie, PA) - 6'4", 210 lbs., ***
- CB Darian Hicks (Solon, OH) - 6'0", 175 lbs., ***
- TE Dylan Chmura (Waukesha, WI) - 6'6", 225 lbs., ***
- WR Trey Kilgore (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 183 lbs., ***
- WR Jay Harris (Exton, PA) - 5'11", 170 lbs., **
- DT Devyn Salmon (Plant City, FL) - 6'1", 285 lbs., ***
- DE Demetrius Cooper (Chicago, IL) - 6'5", 220 lbs., NR
- OT Dennis Finley (Detroit, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)