MSU flips offensive tackle Machado

Pasadena City College prospect commits to Michigan State after dropping Purdue

Michigan State finally made it back to the Rose Bowl this season and now it dipped into Pasadena for a recruit.

Pasadena City College offensive tackle Miguel Machado gave the Spartans a fifth offensive lineman in its class when he committed late on Signing Day.

Machado committed to Washington State before flipping to Purdue last week. It appears a spot opened up at Michigan State when Jamarco Jones (Chicago De La Salle) offensive tackle reaffirmed his commitment to Ohio State on Tuesday night and that gave Machado the opportunity in East Lansing.

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Machado is expected to have two years of eligibility as well as a redshirt (three to play two).

He joins David Hedelin (City College of San Francisco) as junior college offensive tackles committed to MSU.

Tackle Nick Padla (Berrien Springs, Mich.), tackle Chase Gianacakos (St. Charles North, Ill.) and center Brian Allen (Hinsdale Central, Ill.) round out the offensive line class.

Michigan State still is waiting on Southfield (Mich.) defensive tackle Malik McDowell to send in his letter of intent after announcing his commitment at a ceremony Wednesday.

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