Impact: Madre London

Looking at what the commitment of the Florida running back means for Michigan State for his talents and for his personality.

Michigan State picked up a commitment from a running back Madre London (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) on Monday -- a player the Spartans coveted highly.

The talented senior running back was the top uncommitted back on the Spartans board and a player they were glad to add to the class.

Michigan State needed a running back of his caliber in this class and he provides an ideal every-down, pure running back for the coming years in East Lansing.

London's commitment wraps up the running back spot for the Spartans as he teams with West Deptford (N.J.) running back Gerald Owens to form a strong one-two punch. The 6-foot-1, 240-pound Owens will bring the bruiser element to the power running game for MSU, while London -- at 6-1, 200 -- will bring some power, but also some speed and more athleticism.

One of the biggest things London's commitment shows is the impact of Le'Veon Bell on current recruits.

When I first spoke with London when he received his offer from MSU, he said how Mark Dantonio was saying to him how he could be the next Bell.

The impact Bell had on future MSU recruiting at running back cannot be undervalued, as almost all 2015 running back recruits from Ohio (there are many) that I have spoken with have mentioned watching Bell.

For the current team and running back position, MSU brought in three players in the 2013 class that could play running back, but with R.J. Shelton moved to wide receiver, it dropped to two.

Delton Williams already is seeing the field, moving him up a year from his recruiting classmate Gerald Holmes.

With London and Owens in the fold, the Spartans certainly have padded depth in the backfield for the coming years. analyst Amy Campbell had this to say about London as a player and person for what he brings to the Spartans:

"Madre London is a great pickup for Michigan State. He's a perfect fit for the Big Ten, the big, tough, downhill runner a program looks for. Not only that, he's a great teammate. He comes from a winning powerhouse program in St. Thomas Aquinas and is one of the leaders of the Raiders this year. He's also got a great sense of humor and his teammates will tell you he's one of the funniest guys they know. Michigan State fans have a lot to look forward to with this one."

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