Michigan State and Coach Mark Dantonio have received a commitment from 2018 four-star cornerback Michael Dowell!

Michigan State and Coach Mark Dantonio have received a commitment from 2018 four-star cornerback Michael Dowell!

Michigan State has received a commitment from four-star corner back Michael Dowell, from Lakewood, Ohio. His commitment to the Spartans marks their sixth in the class of 2018, and has become the third four-star in class. Spartan Nation spoke with Michael when he made up his mind to play for the Michigan State Spartans.


“I am going to be a Michigan State Spartan,” Michael told Spartan Nation shortly after deciding on his future home in early May. He planned a commitment date of May 29th, and today, the word of his commitment was made public.

“The recruiting process was very good for me. I'm happy with everything and happy that I am now committed to Michigan State.”

Michael held offers from all over the country, including Duke, Pittsburg, Iowa, Ole Miss, Yale, and others. However, his offer from the Spartans was valued beyond all other offers due to his comfortability at the school. “The comfortably of the campus was a bog deciding factor for me. I have family and love ones up there.... I know what I'm getting with Michigan State and with Coach Dantonio,” Michael explained.


Speaking of family at Michigan State, two athletes primed to contribute for the Spartans this upcoming season are Michael’s two older brothers Andrew and David. Speaking on their influence in his recruitment, Michael said, “they alway just told to go where I am wanted and where feel like I belong. They helped me a lot because it felt like deja vu for my family, as I am the third brother to be recruited.”

It is very possible that Spartan fans may see three Dowells on defense in the 2018-2019 football season. “Coach Barnet has said I'll star out by playing ccornerback,” said Michael, “I will bring intensity and more toughness to the team and help my teammates work harder.”

Lastly, Spartan fans have another reason to celebrate the addition of four-star Michael Dowell. He plans to serve as a vocal leader of the class, and will sell his pitch to recruit other top targets on the Spartans’ recruiting board. “You know I will work on anyone who wants to join the Green18 team.” Green18 is the name of the 2018 recruiting class, dubbed by the staff. “We will get up and work,” he concluded.


Michael Dowell is ranked a four-star recruit by Scout. His addition to the recruiting class of 2018 brings a player that has all the tools you look for in a defensive back. He has the size, quickness and length to be excellent in coverage. Michael will get stronger which will make him better in the box against the running game. He is a highly athletic corner back and Spartan fans should be thrilled to have him on board.

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