The Spartans are looking for players who know how to win and are able to compete at a high level.
MSU assistant coach Mark Montgomery said, "The best thing about these two players is that they know how to win. They both won state championships and came from high schools with winning traditions."
"We were happy to get two wings right away (Morgan and Dahlman), with (Maurice) Ager and possibly (Shannon) Brown leaving next year. It was a bonus they signed early," Montgomery said.
MSU has established a style of play that is very appealing to a lot of young players. They play an up-tempo transition game and try to beat teams down the court, which allows their athletic players to play above the rim.
The MSU coaching staff feels that these players will be nice additions to their program. Izzo looks for natural athletes who are versatile and the trend will continue in the 2006 recruiting class.
Morgan and Dahlman will be jumping right into the mix next year and are expected to get minutes as freshmen.
"Both of these players are very versatile. They are 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-7 and both can play positions one through three, Morgan could even play power forward. I think these players fit into our style of play very well," said Montgomery.
Izzo showed last year that he is not afraid to put freshmen into big situations by starting Drew Neitzel during the second half of the season. The freshmen point guard was up to the task in big games and led the Spartans to the NCAA Final Four.
Montgomery said, "They will both get the chance to play right away and with the experience they got this summer with camps and AAU leagues, they'll be ready to compete."
MSU is hoping their young players, such as Marquis Gray and Drew Neitzel will bring their game to a new level during the 2005 season and be able to take on more of a veteran role when players like Morgan and Dahlman arrive in East Lansing.
The MSU coaching staff is confident that these players will fit right in wearing green and white.
"This is definitely what we needed in our recruiting class. We're hoping these guys will be impact players and that we'll be able to keep the ball rolling in the right direction," Montgomery said.