Joining Detroit DePorres' cornerback Eric Hines are: offensive lineman Luis Fonseca, wide receiver/defensive back Carl Grimes and wide receiver Richard Abney. By locking up these four players over the weekend the Spartan class of 2004 has already doubled.
Grimes is a teammate of Hines and he has the one thing MSU coach John L. Smith loves -- speed. Grimes has 4.4 speed and rushed for 800 yards had 935 yards receiving last season. In 2002 he was selected to the all-state team. The 5-foot-9 receiver/defensive back chose the Spartans over Virginia Tech, Florida State and Iowa.
Abney comes from Forestville, Md., and he also brings quickness. Abney is 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds and like Grimes has 4.4 speed. Last season he caught just 21 passes, put took 11 of them for scores.