Michigan State has proven active on the recruiting trail in the state of Texas following the Spartans' 2013 Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl title, which capped an impressive 13-1 campaign.
Texas is well-known as happy hunting grounds for defensive backs, and Michigan State appears to be making an effort to tap into the state's reservoir of defensive talent. The Spartans offered Houston Lamar 2015 cornerback Holton Hill on Monday, making Hill the fourth Texan defensive back to receive a Michigan State offer since Feb. 11.
A few weeks later, Michigan State offered West Mesquite cornerback Josh Butler on March 13 to push Butler's offer list further into the teens.
Butler's offer list sits at more than a dozen. Three of those are Michigan State, Indiana, and Notre Dame for the 5-foot-10, 163-pound, long-limbed prospect.
Hill, a big corner prospect at 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, has been one of the state's most sought-after prospects of late, pushing his offer list up to 16 programs. The Spartans join Nebraska as the only Big Ten schools that have offered Hill, who holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas, Texas A&M, and several others.
With plenty of schools from across the country vying for these Lone Star State defensive backs, it will be interesting to see if Michigan State can make some noise in the 2015 signing class in Texas.