The Spartans have quickly assembled and assessed a list of the best and the brightest and many of them have already made the trip to East Lansing to watch MSU's scrimmage last Thursday and come away impressed.
Under recruiting coordinator Mark Staten, the Spartans are taking a different approach, going after the top players in the Midwest rather than trying to 'discover' talent as they did with the previous regime.
Still, head coach Mark Dantonio stresses player character and integrity as one of the most important building blocks of his program.
Here are the current list of players that GSN has discovered have received a scholarship offer from Michigan State.
*Jonas Gray, RB - Country Day (Beverly Hills, MI) 5-foot-11, 205
*Brandon Green, RB - Robeson, IL 6-foot, 175lbs.
Chad Davis, OL - Newark (DE) 6-foot-3, 265lbs.
*Nick Moody, LB/S - Roman Catholic (Philadelphia, PA) 6-foot-2, 215lbs, 4.5-40
*Jarred Holley, CB/RB - Easton Area (Easton, PA) 5-foot-11, 162lbs, 4.48-40
*Jack Ramsey, QB - Simeon (Chicago, IL) 5-foot-10, 179lbs.
^Chase Thomas, DE - Walton (Marietta, GA)
*Ed Imeokparia, RB, - Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ)
*Charles Burrell, WR, - Southeastern (Detroit, MI) 6-foot, 199lbs
*Fred Smith, WR, - Southeastern (Detroit, MI) 6-foot-3, 215lbs
*Garrett Goebel, DT, - Montini Catholic (Lombard, IL), 6-foot-5, 270lbs
*Tyler Hoover, DE - Novi, MI, 6-foot-7, 245lbs
*Chase Thomas, DE - Walton HS (Marietta, GA) 6-foot-4, 210lbs
#Shayne Hale, SLB - (Gateway SHS) Monroeville, PA., 6-foot-4,240
Nicholas Perry, DE/FB/LB, MacKenzie (Detroit, MI), 6-foot-4, 210lbs.
LEGEND: The following scouts are covering the recruitment of these players