Final Evaluation: Madre London

National Signing Day is here and Spartan Digest gives our final evaluations on the members of the 2014 Michigan State recruiting class. This is not a star ranking, but a look at a prospects overall physical ability and on field ability.

The secret to the success Michigan State has enjoyed since Mark Dantonio took over the Spartans football programs has been finding athletes who fit their style of play and by developing players who have yet to reach their full potential.

In our final evaluation series, we look at more than just highlight film as we evaluate athletic ability and future potential.

We work on a 1-to-5 scale in each area with five being the highest grade a prospect can receive.


Prospect needs major work in area: = 1
Prospect rough on the edges in area: = 2
Prospect is where he should be in area: = 3
Prospect shows major promise in area: = 4
Prospect is above average in area: = 5


When looking at college running backs Madre London is what you look for at a listed 6-foot-1, 205-pounds. While not a speed back, London has enough speed to cause problems at the college level. Look for more weight to be put on his frame to become more of a true power back in the Spartans offense. Grade: 4


Capable of running between the tackles shows off London's ability to keep his balance. The ability to hit the edge and break off a run shows his quickness. Backs like London bring a solid skill set that allow them to keep a nice center of gravity and be consistent in what they do at the position. Grade: 3


Great lower body flexibility makes London explosive giving him more than just brute strength. This will only get batter once he's on campus and working in the Spartans strength program. Not just a player with brute strength, London combines above average lower body recoil to give him the type of power needed at the next level. Grade: 4


The Spartans will have no shortage of players capable of earning playing time at running back in the near future as London brings all the skills needed to be a high level player in college. A tough inside runner, London shows the willingness to use his blockers until he finds the correct lane to run in. A perfect player for the Big Ten, London is a major recruiting victory for MSU and should be fighting for playing time early in his career. Grade: 4

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