Five Star DE Ervin Baldwin joins Spartans

Ervin Baldwin, a 6-foot-3 and 255-pound defensive end has chosen the Michigan State Spartans as many have expected. In fact, GSN broke a story just two days ago he was close to making a commitment, and now it has happened.

OKEMOS,MI - Ervin Baldwin a 6-foot-3 and 255-pound defensive end from Reedley Junior College in California has chosen the Spartans after intially making a verbal commitment to Kansas State.

However, there was big problem with Kansas State, he didn't like the town or the campus. Therefore he takes his immense skills to MSU as a 5-star rated defensive end. His disdain for farm land "without a lot to do" helped MSU in the end.

Baldwin, nicknamed "G-ball", is originally from Macon, Georgia and is a noted edge rusher with a high motor and 4.75 speed. He is also very quick, very strong, and registered 17 tackles for loss, and 15 sacks this year. He led Reedley College to a CVC Title.

Baldwin was under the radar after his freshman year but came on strong in his sophomore year. This resulted in him being named a JUCO All- American. He also was named CCCFCA First Team All-California this year. A high honor in a state that is bursting with junior college players. Baldwin was considered one of the top four defensive players in California as well. He was also named 'Valley Conference Defensive Player Of The Year'.

At Macon County High School he was the 'Regional Player Of The Year' and made the 'All Middle Georgia' Team before signing with Carson-Newman, a Division II school.

He will obtain his Associate's Degree this June and is a good student, so everything should be set for the fall. He has come a long way as a non- qualifier out of high school and has a good work ethic as well.

Schools offering besides MSU were Kansas State, Minnesota, Texas Tech, Washington State, BYU, UTAH, and Nevada.

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