Now, James Sanford (Xenia, Ohio) is hoping to open the eyes of the Spartan staff much like Mickens.
Having worked with the former Cincinnati All-American, Sanford also has another former Dantonio recruit on his side in Cedric Tolbert, another defensive back recruit from Dantonio's days in the Queen City.
Sanford told Spartans Digest a few weeks ago the following.
"I worked with Mike Mickens at a camp this past summer. He told me he liked my skills and felt I could play at a high level."
At 6-foot-2, 180-pounds, Sanford shows skills on both sides of the football, however, he projects to become a corner or safety at the next level.
The following highlights are from this past season.
JAMES SANFORD #5