Dallas Craddieth arguably has the best name of any 2018 recruit the Michigan State Spartans have offered. His skill set is even better. The Florissant, Missouri three-star athlete received some unexpected good news last night, as he found out he received a scholarship from Michigan State University. The offer will remain on his mind for a while, and the Spartans figure to be a player in his recruitment for the long run. With the ability to perform just as well at both the safety and wide recover positions, Dallas could be a valuable addition to the Spartans’ 2018 recruiting class.
Michigan State wide receivers Coach Terry Samuel was in Missouri recruiting Dallas’ high school on Thursday, hoping to give Dallas some good news. However, there was a minor lapse in communication, but Dallas eventually got the news he wanted to hear. Coach Samuel was originally going to speak to me in person at my school but I was taking the ACT, but we talked over the phone he informed me of my offer to play at Michigan State,” he said.
Right now, Dallas is just a freak of an athlete for someone entering his sophomore year. He has all the measurables to be a fantastic wide receiver but he also shines as a safety on defense. He best projects to wideout as he continues to grow while maintaining superior athleticism. In describing his play style at wide receiver, Dallas stated,” I'm a physical type of receiver I think I block well and play fast. I can catch well, and particularly make difficult catches, and I think I perform pretty well in one-on-one situations.”
Michigan State became Dallas’ 17th offer, and his list is sure to continue to expand. However, the Spartans can offer him an opportunity that is unlike any other offer he holds; the wide receiver production under Mark Dantonio. “Well Coach Samuel touched on the NFL guys at wide receiver a little so I think that is huge, said Dallas, “he’s definitely developed some good players so if I were to go there and buy into his plan, I'd be be able to be very successful there.” When asked if he could see himself as a Spartan, Dallas replied, “Absolutely, I can see myself playing at Michigan State.”
The 6’1”, 190 pound wide receiver has a few visits planned during the summer, including a stop at his most recent suitor, Michigan State. “This summer,I plan to visit Iowa State, Ole Miss, and Michigan State,” he told Spartan Nation.
Scout rates Dallas Craddieth a three-star safety. His ability to compete just as well at both the safety and wide receiver positions allowed the Spartans to offer him as an athlete, with the choice to play either if he were to become a Spartan. Spartan Nation will continue to follow Dallas throughout his recruitment, as he looks to narrow down his options in the near future.