The Spartan family is a close-knit one. Members of the Michigan State community look out for one another, on and off the field. Matt Sokol, hailing from a strong family, always dreamt of becoming a Spartan. On Monday, May 13, Sokol got his wish. Class of 2014 recruit Matt Sokol flew under the radar for [...]
Very few of the 1.1 million high school football players in the United States have the skill to play football at the Division I level. Coaches from colleges across the country fight tooth and nail for the limited number of talented recruits. Even fewer players have the athletic ability to play multiple positions. Enter the [...]
Mark Dantonio’s Latest OL Commitment, Brian Allen, Talks About Why He Chose the Michigan State Spartans!
Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio has played the family connection in attracting some of the best recruits to the Spartans. The Bullough family was the first, but soon the Allen family will have a solid contingent in East Lansing. Following his brother Jack to MSU, class of recruit 2014 Brian Allen has decided [...]
Many times when a promising high school football prospect emerges, pundits immediately begin to compare him to other established college and pro players. But to liken Enoch Smith Jr. to any other player would be unfair. A defensive tackle from the south side of Chicago, Smith Jr. identifies heavily with his faith, but is a [...]
Seldom does a young man with amazing talent on the basketball court, smarts in the classroom, and a good attitude find his way into the spotlight. Gavin Schilling, Michigan State’s lone class of 2013 basketball recruit, has managed to do just that. Most sought-after recruits have been playing basketball since they could walk or soon [...]
Mark Dantonio & His Staff Are Taking a Long Look at Massive 2014 OT Recruit Andrew Mike from Arizona!
In football, size matters. One characteristic of a football player that coaches universally crave is ideal size for the position. Offensive lineman prospect Andrew Mike certainly possesses that quality. Standing at 6’7, 280 pounds, Mike has outstanding size for the offensive tackle position. The class of 2014 recruit has garnered interest from schools from sea [...]
As the well-known adage goes, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Mark Twain, the author of the quote, might as well have been talking about potential future Spartan Brian Allen, an undecided recruit of the class of 2014. The brother of current [...]
Zach Randolph had another phenomenal week for the Grizzlies. The power forward notched a double-double in three of his team’s four games, displaying his skill in the post. Randolph started the week off well, tallying 14 points and 10 rebounds in an easy 92-77 victory over the Timberwolves on Monday. The veteran continued his success [...]
For a long time, Justin Abdelkader simply could not buy a goal. The Detroit left winger struggled to generate offense, experiencing little luck at the beginning of the season. But the tides have turned for the 26-year-old. Following his two-goal night on March 16, Abdelkader exploded for four points on Friday. His hat trick and [...]
The Michigan State coaching staff experienced some shake-ups after a rough 2012 season. Offensive coordinator Dan Roushar and defensive line coach Ted Gill departed, while Jim Bollman (co-offensive coordinator) and Ron Burton (defensive line coach) each joined Mark Dantonio’s staff over the offseason. Demetrius Cooper, a class of 2013 MSU recruit, recently had the chance [...]