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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Demetrius Cooper Commits

Michigan State landed a commitment from Chicago defensive end Demetrius Cooper on Saturday night, according to Allen Trieu. Cooper is the Spartans' 12th commit for 2013, and he's the second straight defensive lineman to commit.

Cooper is unrated on Rivals, but he's got three stars on Scout and 24/7 Sports. Scout ranks him 55th at his position and notes that he had 17 sacks during his sophomore season.

According to Rivals, Cooper holds offers from Michigan State, Iowa State, Notre Dame and Purdue, among other schools.

Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. RB Gerald Holmes (Flint, MI) - 6'0", 205 lbs., ***
  2. LB Jon Reschke (Bloomfield, MI) - 6'2", 229 lbs., ****
  3. S Jalyn Powell (Warren, OH) - 6'1", 185 lbs., ***
  4. RB R.J. Shelton (Beaver Dam, WI) - 5'11", 185 lbs., ***
  5. LB Shane Jones (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'1", 220 lbs., ****
  6. QB Damion Terry (Erie, PA) - 6'4", 210 lbs., ***
  7. CB Darian Hicks (Solon, OH) - 6'0", 175 lbs., ***
  8. TE Dylan Chmura (Waukesha, WI) - 6'6", 225 lbs., ***
  9. WR Trey Kilgore (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 183 lbs., ***
  10. WR Jay Harris (Exton, PA) - 5'11", 170 lbs., **
  11. DT Devyn Salmon (Plant City, FL) - 6'1", 285 lbs., ***
  12. DE Demetrius Cooper (Chicago, IL) - 6'5", 220 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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