As Michigan State loaded up at a lot of positions in the 2013 and 2014 classes, but wide receiver was not among them. The Spartans brought in just one in the 2013 class, but moved R.J. Shelton from running back to wide receiver, bringing the number to two.
Looking ahead to 2015, wide receiver is a priority and the Spartans have some nice targets taking a look at them, so we do the same as we look at a group of offered players – and a couple that could factor in.
Brian Cole – Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage
Cole is the premier in-state recruit in Michigan this season and could project on either side of the ball, but as he continues to grow it appears wide receiver is a spot he very well could wind up playing at the next level. His recruitment is a mix of close to the chest and wisely controlled, but Michigan State is heavily in the mix, but the Coles are taking looks at many schools. Michigan and Ohio State are right in the mix, as well.
Miles Boykin – New Lenox (Ill.) Providence Catholic
Boykin is a big, versatile player that colleges are coveting greatly. His offer list has continued to grow, but Michigan State was among the first major schools to extend an offer to him. After his most recent visit to Michigan State, he said his relationship with coaches at MSU, Illinois and Notre Dame were the best. He put out his Top 10 on Monday and Michigan State was among the 10.
Alex Ofodile – Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge
Ofodile visited Michigan State for the spring game, but has 27 offers and has not narrowed down yet. He had said previously to Scout.com's Derek Young that he hoped to narrow his list to a top group in May and make a commitment by the start of June or earlier, but that time is just about up.
Irvin Charles – Haddonfield (N.J.) Paul VI
Charles released his top seven last week and Michigan State was among them. He fits a bill similar to Boykin, being 6-foot-5 and providing a big, athletic downfield target.
Jabari Greenwood – Washington D.C. Gonzaga
Similarly to Charles, Greenwood released his top group last week, naming his top five. Michigan State in in the group with Kentucky, N.C. State, Rutgers and Illinois. He told Scout.com's Rachel Klein that he is looking forward to his Michigan State visit and talks often with Ron Burton.
Felton Davis – Highland Springs (Va.)
Davis holds plenty interest in Michigan State after he talked with us last week. Ron Burton being an alumnus of his high school is a big part of that, as Burton has been putting in work on the East Coast.
Cameron Green – Lincolnshire (Ill.) Stevenson
Green does not have an offer from Michigan State, but he does from much of the Big Ten, with the likes of Nebraska and Northwestern in the mix. Michigan State is taking a long, hard look at Green it seems and camp season will be big for him. The Spartans likely see Green as a relatively known commodity at this point, as MSU signee Matt Morrissey was teammates with Green last season at Stevenson – and another wide receiver.
Damon Terry – Lansing Everett
The list thus far has focused mostly on bigger wide receivers, but Terry – who does not have an offer – is a slot guy from the Lansing area that would have to be considered a lock if offered. He will need a big camp showing to get that offer, but is an impressive player who has some skills that could prove attractive for Michigan State. If the Spartans do throw their hat in the mix, it likely would not be until during his senior season, barring an incredible camp performance.