Spartan Digest Take: Mark Scarpinato

With National Signing Day fast approaching, it is time we start looking at each of the Spartans verbal pledges and give our assessment about the good, bad, and future of each. Next, we look at lineman Mark Scarpinato.

What To Like

You have to love the fact Mark Scarpinato took the challenge and earned his scholarship offer in camp. When watching the Wisconsin native in action, you find an advanced player that has lined up on the edge and in the middle. Look for his career to be in the middle and provide depth and a replacement as the older defensive tackles start their departures from the program.

What May Concern You

His lower ranking and lack of being offered by home state Wisconsin may concern some. While lowered ranked than others the Spartans have recruited. I have learned over the years to trust the evaluation process Mark Dantonio and his staff use when making the choice to offer or not.

Bottom Line

On film, you find a player showing early development with a few more moves than most high school players along the defensive line do. While not a speedster, Scarpinato shows good burst from end-to-end and enough quickness to place pressure on a quarterback.

Is listed at 6-foot-3, 260-pounds and will need to add some weight in the strength program. This is not a concern and fully expects the Spartans to use his first season as redshirt.

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