Recruiting Roundup (September 27)

Michigan State picked up both a basketball and football commit this week, plus more news and updates as MSU football coaches were on the road this week.

Two Michigan State sports had a good week on the recruiting trail, as the football and basketball programs picked up a commitment each.

Punter Jake Hartbarger (Anthony Wayne, Ohio) started the good week Wednesday and point guard Lourawls Nairn capped it off Thursday with his commitment.

Hartbarger

**A free short story on Hartbarger's commitment: Punter Hartbarger commits to Michigan State

**Michigan State had been debating whether or not to add a punter to the class, but elected to do so. Looking at what Hartbarger's commitment means for MSU: Impact: Jake Hartbarger ($)

**Hartbarger had an offer from Oklahoma, but what type of player is he? Dave Berk takes a look at what is to like the newest MSU commit: SD Commitment Spotlight: Jake Hartbager ($)

Nairn

**A free short story on Nairn's commitment: Lourawls Nairn commits to Michigan State

**The 2014 point guard picked Michigan State and talked with Scout.com's Evan Daniels the night before announcing his decision about why the Spartans: Nairn picks Michigan State ($)

**Nairn is important for the class at the point guard position, but what else does his commitment mean for MSU?: Impact: Lourawls Nairn ($)

Football

**With the bye week, Michigan State coaches were out hitting the road recruiting throughout the past week. Allen Trieu, Dave Berk, Beth Long and others chip in on where the MSU coaches were: Big Recruiting Update ($)

**Westminster School (Atlanta) defensive end Russell Ude picked up an MSU offer this week. He talks about the Spartans and the lasting memory he has of an MSU game: Ude adds MSU offer to growing list

**Saginaw Heritage junior Brian Cole is Scout.com's top-ranked in-state 2015 recruit and the Spartans are hard after him. He had four touchdowns last Friday night and will visit Ohio State on Saturday: Cole enjoying the process, having big season ($)

**Cincinnati Moeller has been good to MSU, as everyone knows, and the latest target is 2015 defensive tackle Elijah Taylor. Dave Berk updates things with Taylor and the Spartans: Spartans continue to work on Taylor ($)

**MSU has offered Oak Park junior athlete John Kelly. Check out some highlights of him against Southfield courtesy of Sam Webb: Video: John Kelly vs. Southfield

**Michigan State is in early contact with a 2015 offensive lineman from Ohio. Ross (Ohio) junior Simon Stepaniak has five offers, writes Simone Scott, and MSU is a school he is hearing from: Stepaniak holds five ($)

**Another 2015 offensive lineman from Ohio will visit Michigan State in October. Olentangy Liberty junior Hunter Littlejohn has a few offers and has a busy visit schedule coming up, reports Simone Scott: Littlejohn visits Indiana, hearing from more ($)

**Sticking with the theme, Michigan State will host a 2015 offensive lineman soon. Allen Trieu reports that Oak Creek (Wisc.) junior Nathan Veloz is on the MSU radar: Veloz sees Wisconsin ($)


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