HT: 6-5 | WT: 285lbs.
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Projected College Position: Offensive Tackle
Key Offers: Michigan State (Pledge), Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, California, Cincinnati, Florida, Kansas State, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee, USC, Washington State, West Virginia
WHAT TO LIKE
This is a huge recruited victory for Mark Dantonio and his staff as Hedelin was a well sought after prospect from the Junior College ranks. Brings great length and a frame that can add more bulk without losing athletic ability on the field. Natural bender who is explosive with great recoil in the upper and lower body and plays with an attitude.
WHAT IS A CONCERN
The wait until National Signing Day could still see others come after Hedelin as he projects into a major talent at the college level. While most JUCO players are looked at to come into a program and contribute early, Hedelin will not have that pressure as he's got three years to play two. Thought is Hedelin would like to enroll early, however, with English being a second or third language, we've learned there could be some final work needed to gain Michigan State and Big Ten acceptance.
A club team player prior to coming to the States and playing in junior college, Hedelin has a limited number of years playing the game and has not seen the type of competition he'll face in the Big Ten. However, athletic with the ability to reach second level defenders and take on speed rushers gives the Spartans the much needed offensive tackle prospect they needed in the class.
Add in the fact he's got the motor of a defensive player and MSU will be putting a player with attitude on the edge.
Despite his limited amount of reps, Hedelin is a solid run blocker and has shown the willingness to take coaching since his arrival in this country. All the skills are there for the Spartans to have a two-year starting tackle with the ability to take his game to Sundays.