Spartans could salvage class with early hire

As Michigan State University's football search committee moves through the process, they should keep on thing in mind. If they can complete a hire by early next week, they will likely salvage their entire recruiting class to date - minus one.

EAST LANSING - As Michigan State University's football search committee moves through the process, they should keep on thing in mind. If they can complete a hire by early next week, they will likely salvage their entire recruiting class to date - minus one.

Bloomfield Hills Lahser's Quincy Landingham de-committed from MSU and instead, signed with the Wisconsin Badgers. Landingham's father, Quincy Sr. said that the younger had no choice due to his graduation in December.

"He is graduating in December so he had to move quickly in making a decision, and Wisconsin is the best situation for them, said Landingham Sr. ``They are a program going in an opposite direction that Michigan State, and they have four seniors departing at safety after the season. Quincy is going to have the chance to hit the field right away."

One wonders why Landingham signed with MSU in the first place. He must have known Smith was in jeopardy but there is no question the MSU administration would have honored his scholarship, so the explanation rings somewhat hollow.

Sources have told Scout.com that Oklahoma's coaching staff is heavily pursuing prized signal caller Keith Nichol in an effort to have him visit. After running off starter Brett Romar in a summer job scandal, Oklahoma looks at MSU situation and hopes to make hay.

Still, Nichol is smart to hold tight and see who MSU hires. All of the rumored candidates would likely tailor the offense to Nichols' skill sets.


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