There was even some talk that Staples was considering MSU again, so GSN gave the talented linebacker a call and allowed him to clear the air for us.
"No, I was pretty much solid with Illinois ever since I made the commitment. Staples said he did not visit East Lansing and the closest he's come was to speak with his teammate Delvon Roe.
"We're high school teammates and he didn't try to pressure me, but it has come up in conversations that it would be nice to play together in college, but once I made the decision to go to Illinois, he knew it was the place for me, so it really hasn't come up again."
With the air cleared, we wished Staples an outstanding career at Illinois and debunked one more rumor that had him possibly switching his commitment.
Stay tuned to GSN to keep up to date on the what's happening with MSU targets as we approach Wednesday.