As we posted on our Spartan Digest Club board late last week, Mark Dantonio was walking around with a huge smile on his face knowing his program was about to secure a few highly sought prospects in the 2016 class.
Now, with three new members in the class, Michigan State continues to march up the Scout team rankings.
Here is a look at where the Spartans stand following the pledge of four-star safety Demetric Vance.
NATIONAL RANK: NO. 10 – UP 11 spots in past week.
BIG TEN RANK: NO. 2 – UP one spot in past week.
PLEDGES: 10 ALL HIGH SCHOOL – FIVE STAR: 0 – FOUR STAR: 3
THREE STAR: 7
OFFENSE: 7 / DEFENSE: 3
We talked last week about how the Spartans stood against other members of the Big Ten and when looking at rankings per an average the Spartans class was lower than what their ranking revealed. Now with a 3.30 average, MSU still sits behind Ohio State (3.67), Penn State (3.67), Michigan (3.50) and Nebraska (3.40). Three of the four have players in the Scout Top 100 with Ohio State having five, PSU with two and the Huskers with one. The Spartans are second with ten pledges only behind the 15 the Buckeyes have received. While the Spartans have improved greatly on the recruiting front sometimes numbers don’t show the true strength of a class.
MSU DREAM TEAM 16 PAYING OFF
As we talked about last week, Cameron Chambers, Messiah deWeaver and other members of the Spartans 2016 recruiting class are working social media and the phone to get their future teammates with the encouragement of Mark Dantonio and his staff.
The payoff was noticed this week with three new additions in Austin Andrews, Jonah Morris and Demetric Vance. If you use Twitter and don’t follow @MSUDreamTeam16 you are missing some hints on what might happen.
Don’t be fooled with the three commitments this week as Spartan Digest feels strongly a few more prospects have already given their silent commitments to become members of the Spartans 2016 class to members of the staff. So continue to follow all the latest here at Spartan Digest.
COMMITMENT ANALYSIS DEMETRIC VANCE