2014 rewind of the 2009 football recruiting classâ€¦ Final Class Grade: B
1. Denicos Allen OLB 5â€™11â€ 215# Hamilton, OH Original class ranking #8 Denicos will be drafted and has scouts thinking Derrick Brooks when they see him.
2. Edwin â€œROCKâ€ Baker RB 5â€™10â€ 200# Oak Park, MI Original class ranking #3 Left early for NFL.
3. Dion Sims TE 6â€™5â€ 224# Orchard Lake, MI Left early for the NFL draft in 2013.
4. Blake Treadwell DT 6â€™3â€ 270# East Lansing, MI Original class ranking #5 Treadwell bounced from side to side, but ended up a captain and a solid player at MSU.
5. Micajah Reynolds OG 6â€™5â€ #313 Lansing, MI Original class ranking #19 Reynolds bloomed into a very effective DT and will get a chance in the NFL.
6. Andrew Maxwell QB 6â€™3â€ 196# Midland, MI Original class ranking #1 was poorly served by the coaching staff. Had three years to prepare and they did not have him ready. In fact they made him gun shy. His character held the team together in 2013 that made a Rose Bowl dream possible.
7. Chris Norman OLB 6â€™2â€ 210# Detroit, MI Original class ranking #2 Norman had a great career.
8. Dan France 6â€™6â€ 275# DE North Royalton, OH Original class ranking #14 He was a great contributor in his career.
9. Larry Caper RB 5â€™11â€ 215# Battle Creek, MI Original class ranking #6 Larry Caper had a very good career at MSU.
10. Bennie Fowler WR 6â€™2â€ 180# Detroit, MI Original class ranking #18 Fowler ended up as a solid starter and a great contributor.
11. Kevin Muma K 6â€™ 170# Troy, MI Original class ranking #12 Muma ended as a important contributor to the Spartan special teams.
12. Denzel Drone 6â€™2â€ 230# DE Plant City, FL Original class ranking #15 Drone played himself into a significant role on the Spartans big time D.
13. Jairus Jones 6â€™2â€ 210# S Tampa, FL Original class ranking #13 Hampered by injury Jones was never able to reach hid full potential. He was hindered by his body and NOT his heart.
14. Henry Conway OT 6â€™6â€ 305# Shaker Heights, OH Original class ranking #11 Conway has struggled since a major neck injury. Great kid who had NFL talent the issue is can he could not overcome a horrific injury.
15. Derek Hoebing TE 6â€™6â€ 245# Original class ranking #20 Vermilion, OH Hoebing has fought the injury bug and consistency.
16. Corey Freeman DE 6â€™3â€ 235# Cleveland Heights, OH. Original class ranking #21 Freeman struggled to find the field for meaningful reps.
David Barrent OT 6â€™8â€ 293# West Des Moines, IA Still at MSU retired with injury
Nate Klatt CENTER 6â€™4â€ 292# Canal Fulton, OH Still at MSU retired with injury
No Longer with the team:
Patrick White WR 5â€™11â€ 170# Pickerington, OH
Donald Spencer WR 6â€™4â€ 201# Ypsilanti, MI
Dana Dixon 6â€™2â€ 176# S Detroit, MI
Jeremy Gainer OLB 6â€™1â€ 213# Detroit, MI
TyQuan Hammock LB 6â€™1â€ 220# Fort Wayne, IN