Spartans On Track

Michigan State adding four-star quarterback Chris Durkin has the Spartans on track for another solid recruiting class in 2014.

As March comes to a close, it's time to take a look at where Michigan State stands as they build the 2014 recruiting class.


Michigan State ended March last year with four verbal pledges with four-star linebacker Jon Reschke leading the way. Also joining Reschke early, was running backs Gerald Holmes and R.J. Shelton and safety Jalyn Powell.


Two four-star prospects in safety Byron Bullough and quarterback Chris Durkin along with linebacker Deon Drake have the Spartans right on track. The staff wanted one high level quarterback that fit the mold of their future offensive plans and got it in Durkin who can run and throw. Bullough will bring what Spartan fans have become familiar with from the first family of Spartans Football. The big loss to this point is wide receiver Drake Harris jumping out of the class and opening up his recruitment.


The Spartans have several high level prospects showing interest. While most feel Harris will still show interest in the Spartans, it looks like that ship has sailed and much would have to happen for Harris to have the Spartans back as his top school.

Quarterback looks to be a position that is done with Durkin's pledge but needs at wide receiver have the Spartans working on several. Spartan Digest feels at this time Thaddeus Snodgrass is no longer in the running as the Spartans have moved on from the Ohio receiver. Dominique Booth is a player the Spartans have worked to get on campus and will continue to work on the Indianapolis native.

Like most Spartan classes, defense could see another major boost as Dayton (Ohio) Thurgood Marshall standout Vayante Copeland has high interest in the Spartans. Another Ohio prospect to keep an eye on is defensive tackle Daniel Cage who is looking to get on campus.

Two Michigan natives all eyes should be watching are Malik McDowell and Lawrence Marshall. The Spartans should have a solid shot to attract at least one of the two four-star home state prospects.

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