Here’s my Top 28 Michigan State Spartans by order of importance for the 2015 season. We continue with Nos. 12 - 9.
Joel Heath – Defensive Tackle – 5th Year Senior
Last season Spartan fans saw a glimpse of the player Heath can be and in 2015 he must step forward and have the best season of his career. The Spartan coaching staff feels he’s on the verge of a major breakthrough that would make him a wanted player in the 2016 NFL Draft. If Heath can play like he did in the Cotton Bowl, he won’t disappoint and become a player who will receive a lot of talk next spring.
We had to place Arnett, Madaris and Kings together as one of them must step forward and become a target for Connor Cook in 2015. Off field issues slowed Kings early in the spring but he returned. How much trust will the Spartans coaching staff show in him in 2015 we should learn early. Madaris and Arnett both came to Michigan State with high expectations but have yet to show the form that made them highly recruited players coming out of high school. Their time is now if they want to see their careers end on a high note.
Josiah Price – Tight End – Redshirt Junior
On and off the field Price has proven his worth entering the 2015 season as a player the Spartans coaching staff can count on. With the loss at receiver, Price will be asked to step forward even more in the fall and build on his 10 career touchdowns that rank third in school history for tight ends.
Demetrious Cox – Boundary Corner – Redshirt Junior
The media and coaching staff has talked about Cox since his arrival on campus and for good reason. After playing mostly safety, Cox moves to boundary corner where it’s his job to lose. Much will be expected and if the Spartans defense is to be one of the top in the country again, Cox must have a big year and a major reason he’s ranked No. 9 in our difference maker’s breakdown.
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