On The Trail (September 24)

This new Spartan Digest "On The Trail" brings you extra news and notes from recruits. In this first edition, we bring extra information on recently offered Donnie Corley, Wesley French, commit Noah Listemann and would Brian Cole be looking around if Michigan's struggles continued?

**Michigan State pulled the trigger on 2016 Detroit King wide receiver Donnie Corley last week.

Corley said the offer was a very exciting moment for him as coach Mark Dantonio extended an offer to him, but a source close to the situation said it was a little more than that.

The source said Corley is a big Michigan State fan and the offer meant so much to him, leaving him very emotional.

Corley said Michigan State was a school he always wanted to go to at the beginning of the year after receiving the offer.

He also holds offers from Arizona State, Pittsburgh, Iowa, Illinois, Cincinnati and a handful of MAC schools.

**There has been plenty of wonder about possible Michigan commitments looking around with the Wolverines’ struggles so far this season. Not a lot of those players were highly recruited by the Spartans, while a handful had offers and a couple had mutual interest.

The biggest name that pertained to Michigan State was Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage athlete Brian Cole. Cole had a Michigan State offer before committing to the Wolverines over the summer.

According to a source, Cole remains 100 percent committed to Michigan, but even if things were opened up, it is not likely the destination would be East Lansing as other schools were higher in his eyes at the time of his commitment.

**Michigan State has loaded up on the offensive line in 2014 and now 2015, but it might soon add another member to that group. St. Joseph (Mich.) offensive lineman Wesley French will visit the Spartans this weekend.

French and offensive line coach Mark Staten are in touch often and there is some talk that an offer could come this weekend, according to Allen Trieu. If it does, expect French to be the next member of the 2015 recruiting class.

French camped in East Lansing this summer and was among the better offensive linemen, but also has the versatility to possibly be a defensive tackle – making him the type of prospect Michigan State covets.

**Cincinnati Winton Woods offensive tackle Noah Listermann received an offer from Ohio State shortly before committing to Michigan State. The offer did not change his decision, as he followed through and committed to the Spartans.

The 6-foot-7 Listermann still is hearing from other schools, as Ohio State has continued to send him mail, while Cincinnati and Purdue are in touch consistently.

His commitment is solid to Michigan State, as he tells other schools he is committed. His family sees Michigan State as the perfect fit for Listermann “not only as developing him as a football player but as a young man as well.”

Listermann will visit Michigan State this weekend.

**2016 Fort Wayne Bishop Luers quarterback Noah Wezensky has been on the Michigan State radar for some time. He has recently taken a visit to Purdue, while he stopped at Western Michigan last weekend. He was invited to Michigan State for the Spartans’ game against Eastern Michigan, but elected to stick with his original decision to visit Western Michigan.

He is planning to make a visit at some point to East Lansing, but he already is very familiar with the program from previous visits and family members that attended the school.


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