Heading into the spring Spartan Digest gave fans five names to watch.
How did the five do? Here is a look at each of them.
Jeremy Langford: with ten carries during the spring game and an average of only 3.1 yards per carry, Landford didn't show like many had hoped. There is still hope he can push for the top spot as he brings the physical size the Spartans would like to have. However, fall camp will be very important.
Joel Heath: After a slow start Heath looked ready to breakout during the Green-White Classic posting two tackles and a forced fumble. The Cincinnati native needs to be able to build off his late spring and bring in an attitude ready to claim his spot on the field.
Demetrious Cox: The Pennsylvanian has the tools and will be looked upon in camp to show the flashes that had many talking about him playing as a true freshman. However, one tackle in the spring game will have some rubbing their head.
Kevin Muma: A field goal hit from 30-yards out may not make Spartan fans excited about Muma taking over the kicking chores. With freshman Michael Geiger hitting a 55-yard kick during a recent all-star classic, Muma will be pushed early to keep the job
Lawrence Thomas: Since coming to Michigan State fans have been waiting for Thomas to breakout. It now looks like the Detroit native is ready and could be used as a defensive tackle and fullback in 2013. This should be the year Thomas fulfills the potential many have seen since high school.