Before Saturday, the Michigan State football program didn't have a single commitment for the 2012 recruiting class. That all changed on Saturday with many recruits visiting for the Spartans' spring game. It's only the afternoon and already the Spartans have added three commitments for the class of 2012: Riley Bullough, Zach Higgins and Benny McGowan.
Bullough is a defensive back from Traverse City's St. Francis Catholic High School. He is also the younger brother of Max Bullough, a linebacker at Michigan State. Bullough has three stars on Scout and hasn't been evaluated on the other sites. His offer list includes Cincinnati, Iowa, Wisconsin and, of course, Michigan State.
Higgins is an offensive lineman from Alliance, Ohio. He also has three stars and hasn't been evaluated on other sites just yet. Schools that have offered Higgins, in addition to Michigan State, are Akron, Ball State, Cincinnati, Ohio, Toledo and West Virginia.
McGowan is another offensive lineman from Ohio. Specifically, he is a guard from Centerville. Like the other two new commits, McGowan has three stars and Scout and hasn't been evaluated yet by Rivals and ESPN, although the latter does have him on their ESPNU 150 watch list. His list of offers includes Michigan State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Iowa, Ohio, Toledo and UCLA.
Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012
- DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., NR
- OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., NR
- OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., NR
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)