As National Signing Day begins, Michigan State's 2012 football recruiting class has 18 commits. By the end of the day, that number could very well be in the 20s. The Spartans are expected to officially sign their 18 commits to letters of intent, and they could also add a few players who have yet to commit and are planning to announce their decision on Wednesday.
Here is a breakdown of where things stand for Michigan State on National Signing Day:
Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012 - Commits
- LB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 205 lbs., ***
- OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
- OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
- TE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
- QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
- WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
- LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
- TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
- RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
- WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
- WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
- DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
- OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., ***
- CB Ezra Robinson (Sarasota, FL) - 6'0", 174 lbs., ***
- S Mark Meyers (Toledo, OH) - 6'0", 180 lbs., ***
- DT David Fennell (Portland, OR) - 6'3", 274 lbs., **
- WR Monty Madaris (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ***
- S Demetrious Cox (Jeannette, PA) - 6'1", 192 lbs., ****
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)
Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012 - Potential Additions
The Spartans are waiting to hear from three recruits who are planning to announce their decision on National Signing Day. The most notable of the three is four-star offensive tackle Kyle Dodson, who will announce his decision at 12:15 p.m. He is down to Michigan State, Wisconsin, Ohio State and USC.
The other two players Michigan State has a chance to add are both defensive linemen. Alabama defensive end JaMichael Winston, who is committed to Arkansas, could sign with the Razorbacks or change his mind and go with the Spartans. Defensive tackle Terrell Jackson, who is from Columbus, Ohio, is uncommitted and is down to three schools: Michigan State, Illinois and Pittsburgh. His decision is expected to be announced on Wednesday.
Another defensive lineman the Spartans were in the mix for was New Jersey defensive end Julian Pinnix-Odrick, but he has decided to stick with his commitment to Rutgers, according to a report from John Garcia Jr.
Make sure to check back in to SB Nation Detroit's Michigan State football recruiting coverage for the latest news about the three undecided recruits and the rest of the 2012 class.
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