Impact: Robert Bowers

The Spartans have one defensive end in the class now, but how many more will they add?

With the commitment of Columbus (Ohio) Walnut Ridge defensive end Robert Bowers, the Spartans not only netted a great prospect, but also addressed a position of need.

Michigan State isn't very deep at defensive end moving forward and in this class needs to add two solid prospects to pad depth and increase the talent at the position for 2014 and beyond.

Bowers fills one of those spots and brings an imposing frame to the table, which is his greatest asset off the bat.

He is listed at 6-foot-5, 210 pounds. The height is what the MSU coaches crave, and Bowers is a very similar build to incoming freshman Demetrius Cooper, who is listed at 6-5, 208 pounds coming into fall camp.

He and Enoch Smith Jr. are a good start to the class on the D-line, which figures to bring in at least five total players.

Michigan State still is looking to add another defensive end to the mix, and players such as Chris Slayton (Crete Monee, Ill.) and Darius Slade (Montclair, N.J) are a pair that could join the mix.

Bowers' commitment brings the class to 14 total, in what should number in the low- to mid-20s before all is said and done.


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