Recruiting Roundup (August 23)

Recapping and looking at the stories from the past week of Michigan State recruiting.

(Note: This will become a more regular post on SpartanDigest to recap the news and stories from the week on recruiting. Consider it your one-stop shop to make sure you have the latest news on MSU recruiting.)

-- Orchard Lake St. Mary's has MSU commit Jalen Watts-Jackson in the secondary, but the Spartans also want to add junior Tyson Smith to the mix. Smith visited East Lansing last weekend. He has an offer from MSU: Smith takes first visit to East Lansing

-- Montclair (N.J.) defensive end Darius Slade has the Spartans in his top three, Brian Dohn reports. Slade is high on MSU, West Virginia and Rutgers: Three stand out for Slade

-- Berrien Springs senior offensive tackle Nick Padla has long been on Michigan State's radar. Allen Trieu reports he will visit for the Western Michigan game and expects he will land an offer at that time: Padla closing in on decision

-- Cincinnati Winton Woods defensive tackle Daniel Cage is not a new name to MSU, but he still is on the board. Dave Berk says Louisville is considered the leader, with the Spartans right up there -- but Cage plays it close to the vest: Three SW Ohio Midwest Top 150 remain

-- Northville is home to junior offensive lineman David Moorman, but another player MSU is aware of is junior tight end/outside linebacker Ryan Roberts. Roberts visited East Lansing on Sunday, writes Allen Trieu: Roberts has size, early BCS interest

-- East Grand Rapids is a football power and junior linebacker Carter Masek is the latest prospect. Allen Trieu recaps Masek's recent visit to East Lansing: Spartans host Masek

-- Brother Rice safety Jason Alessi is committed to Michigan for lacrosse, but wants to explore his options to play college football. He visited East Lansing on Sunday: Alessi likes team feel at Michigan State

-- Oak Lawn (Ill.) Richards junior quarterback Hasan Muhammad-Rogers recently visited Indiana. He wants to visit MSU soon, Beth Long reports: Muhammad-Rogers gives latest


-- 2014 shooting guard Devin Booker is one of top targets for MSU. He plans to visit East Lansing the weekend of September 6, Evan Daniels writes. He also has visits scheduled to Michigan, Kentucky and Missouri, while a visit to Florida is pending: Booker sets visit dates

-- 2014 point guard Tyler Ulis picked up a Kentucky offer on his visit to Lexington and Michigan State is in his top four. Ulis has a visit planned to MSU the weekend of September 6, the same as Booker, reports Brian Snow: Ulis talks UK, visits

-- Michigan State has offered Chicago St. Rita junior shooting guard Charles Matthews, the No.3-ranked 2015 SG. Evan Daniels recaps his visit to Wisconsin and his upcoming trips, which includes stopping in East Lansing this weekend: Matthews visits UW, set to take others

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