This much is clear at MSU: The staff is not shy about pulling the trigger on a player who shows his skills at camp.
Such is the case with Georgetown (Ky.) Scott athlete Grayson Miller, who committed to Michigan State shortly after getting an offer at camp in June.
Miller came to camp with one offer to his name – from Western Kentucky the week before – but Michigan State was not gun shy about being the first major school to offer him, which others might have been. Miller ran well, excelled in drills and flashes on film and Michigan State decided he was worth extending an offer to.
But while Miller brings strong athleticism, speed and football instincts to the table, the biggest impact his commitment showed was the Spartans have not changed their recruiting formula despite being the reigning Rose Bowl champions.
More impressively is a camp offer went out quickly despite the 2015 class being low on numbers – which tells you just how good Miller was and just how serious the Spartans are about sticking to the roots that got them to the top of the Big Ten.
Miller wasted no time in accepting the offer, knowing he would be playing at Michigan State as soon as the offer came through. It took an hour, but he was on board. Why so quickly? Well, in part because his father, Jim, played at Michigan State as well and now he can follow in his father’s footsteps.
But above all, Miller’s commitment is a sign to Michigan State fans that the coaches have not decided the only have “big fish” to fry and should be recruiting five-star kids only now. Where the “Same Old Spartans” mantra used to be bad, in this case, it is a positive as the Spartans are doing what they know has worked to get them to the Rose Bowl – and what they feel will get them back.