Spartans add two more verbal commitments

Michigan State added two more verbal commitments over the weekend bringing their total to nine and the interest level in the Spartans appears to be rising despite their poor 5-6 finish.

EAST LANSING - Michigan State added two more verbal commitments over the weekend bringing their total to nine and the interest level in the Spartans appears to be rising despite their poor 5-6 finish.

Coffeyville JC wide receiver Devin Thomas made a verbal commitment to the Spartans after visiting over the weekend. Thomas, 6-foot-2, 215-pounds has been timed as fast as a 4.39-40. He was one of nine high profile recruits who visited East Lansing, last weekend but the only one of the group who made a on the spot commitment.

``"I am pretty physical with the D-backs," said Thomas of his attributes. ``I like to be pretty physical, I run good routes, and I've got good speed. I've also got good hands and good hand-eye coordination."

Thomas was named NJCAA Offensive Player of the Week for October 23-29, 2005. Thomas led Coffeyville to a 40-26 conference tournament win over seventh-ranked Garden City Community College. On the day he had five receptions for 167 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 33.4 yards per catch and both touchdowns were for 74 yards.

With MSU losing thre top receivers, Aaron Alexander, Kyle Brown and Jerramy Scott, Thomas has a shot at stepping right into the MSU lineup.

Also giving the Spartans his word to sign on the dotted line on National Signing Day is tackle John Stipek.

According to Chippewas Insider, Stipek, 6-foot-4, 245-pounds from Macomb (Mich.) Dakota High School made a verbal commitment to Michigan State University last night after receiving a scholarship offer from the Spartans.

Stipek also had offers from Central Michigan, Bowling Green and Toledo before committing to MSU.


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