Michigan State has a lot of steam heading into signing day and that in large part is thanks to the Dowell twins.
Andrew, a bowling ball running back and punishing safety, and David, a lengthy, athletic wide receiver and defensive back, were on the Michigan State radar early, but the fact they wound up committed to the Spartans is somewhat out of left field. The pair committed early to Northwestern, which then led to not camping at Michigan State – the likely place to earn an offer for players right on the bubble of earning one.
They then flipped to Kentucky, but Michigan State liked what they saw in their senior seasons and with a matter of a couple weeks to go until signing day, got back in touch.
They offered and there were immediate decommitments and quick commitments.
So what does it mean for Michigan State? It means staying power with recruits. The Spartans have been so successful that MSU essentially amounted to a dream school for the Dowells. The Spartans swooped in late in the process to kids committed for a while and immediately flipped them. That speaks to the way MSU is recruiting and impressing high school players.
It also means MSU just added a quick two punches worth of talent. Each brings a lot to the field and comes from a strong family.
But for MSU, the immediacy of changing recruitments says everything about the current state of the MSU program.
It also has MSU pulling in a couple of top kids from the state of Ohio and adding a lot of talent late in the recruiting process.