Spartans Post Camp Notes

Sunday found many top prospects visiting Michigan State. Some came to hang out with current commits, some came to take much needed tours and some came looking to impress and add their name to the offer list. Here are some camp notes from the day.

There was no mistaking Sunday was a big day for Michigan State and that was prior to the start of camp as several prospects made their way to campus for visits and camp.

We hope you enjoy our post camp notes from the day?

Bad Moon Rison & The Swann

Mark Dantonio made it a point when he addressed the many high school prospects in attendance that they were being joined by two former NFL standouts as former Spartan, Andre Rison and NFL Hall of Famer, Lynn Swan each had different roles during camp.

Rison worked with campers as Swann played the role of supportive father as his son, Shafer Swann looked to open up a few eyes during camp.

If you're wondering if Swann has any talent the answer is yes. With great physical size and hands the younger Swann enjoyed a solid camp.

Newest Spartans On Board

Four-star defensive back Vayante Copeland gave Coach Dantonio a great Father's Day gift when he shook the Spartans head coach hand and committed to the Spartans. Copeland, who stands 5-foot-11, 180-pounds was a major target for the Spartans and was impressed from the time he stepped on campus Sunday. We'll have more on the Dayton, Ohio native coming.


Vayante Giving Coach D the News he's a Spartan

Young Buck Wants To Be Next Bell

There is no mistaking the summer Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward running back Andrew Dowell is having and Sunday was no different as the power running back camped with the Spartans. Not only could the Spartans be in the running for the running back but also for his twin brother David Dowell who worked out for the Spartans as well.

David looks to be more of a defensive back at the college level but all eyes were on Andrew and many feel he left an impression. Not shy about the desire of being a power back in college, Bell's father talked about how impressed his sons were about the Spartans and how Andrew is trying to model his game after former Spartans running back Le'Veon Bell. We'll be catching up with both Dowell brothers about their camp visit.

Could Evans Be Next

There was no mistaking who was the MVP out of the defensive linemen who took part in camp as Spartans target Craig Evans dominated during one-on-one drills using a great burst to go with a solid power move. Many feel Evans could be the next player to pledge Green and the commitment watch is on.

Another From Dayton

Vayante Copeland was not the only prospect from Dayton, Ohio to open eyes as Northmont defensive end Terry Ramsey continues to improve his overall game. The Spartans are working hard to get Ramsey in the fold and after Sunday's performance that saw Ramsey use his great burst off the line to beat the offensive tackles they put in front of him, another push will be coming.

Opening Eyes

Along the offensive line it was Luke Rasmussen who earned top honors from Spartan Digest as the Wisconsin native had a solid day during one-on-ones. With great length Rasmussen is far from a finished product and must get bigger and stronger going forward. Did Rasmussen do enough to see the Spartans extend an offer? We should learn more following next week as the Spartans still have a few more camps coming up.

Double The Trouble

Those who have seen Nick Matich know the Clarkston (Mich.) native is known for being a tough son-of-a-gun. However, younger brother Adam (Class of 2015) is just as nasty when he lines up as an offensive lineman. While the younger Matich does not share the physical size of his older brother, he still has time to grown and could see teams taking a hard look this time next year.

Sokol Will Be A Steal

Watching Spartans tight end pledge Matt Sokol a couple times over the past few days has Spartan Digest extremely excited about his future. When all is said and done the high school quarterback turned tight end could be the biggest steal in the 2014 recruiting class.


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