Faxes Whirling: Will There Be Surprises?

Michigan State's head coach Mark Dantonio fully expects to receive 23 faxes today - binding Letters of Intent to attend the University and become part of the Spartan family.

Michigan State's head coach Mark Dantonio fully expects to receive 23 faxes today - binding Letters of Intent to attend the University and become part of the Spartan family.

The question on most people lips are will there be any surprises? GoSpartans.net believes there could be one surprise - an extra letter of intent from a player that Michigan State came on strong with late in the game.

Happily, there are not likely to be any surprise decommits. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio has been able to hold on to commits, even though who pledge early because of his core system where assistants work together and the fact that they will not accept a verbal commitment from a player until they are sure he really wants to be a Spartan.

Dantonio has stated he will not take a player that he has not personally met. MSU likes to have players visit the campus on a regular basis during their junior and senior seasons and lays out their expectations during these visits. Its at this time where relationships are built between the player and his future coaching staff.

MSU has been hit with very few decommitments.

Today they are expecting faxes from linebacker Denicos Allen of Hamilton, OH., running back Edwin Baker of Oak Park, MI., tackle David Barrent of West Des Moines, IA., running back Larry Caper of Battle Creek (MI) Central, tackle Henry Conway of Shaker Heights, OH., wide receiver Dana Dixon of Detroit (MI) Renaissance, linebacker Denzel Drone of Plant City, FL., wide receiver Bennie Fowler of Birmingham Detroit (MI) Country Day, guard Dan France of North Royalton, OH, linebacker Jeremy Gainer of Livonia (MI) Clarenceville, linebacker TyQuan Hammock of Ft. Wayne (IN) Bishop Luers, tight end Derek Hoebing of Vermilion, OH., safety Jarius Jones of Tampa (FL) Wharton, guard Nate Klatt of Canal Fulton (OH) Northwest, quarterback Andrew Maxwell of Midland, MI., kicker Kevin Muma of Troy, MI., linebacker Christian Norman of Detroit (MI) Renaissance, guard Micajah Reynolds of Lansing (MI) Sexton, tight end Dion Sims of Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary, wide receiver Donald Spencer of Ypsilanti, MI, venter/defensive tackle Blake Treadwell of East Lansing, MI and wide receiver Patrick White of Pickerington, OH.

By position they will take one quarterback, two running backs, four wide receivers, two tight ends, three offensive tackles, one guard, two centers, five linebackers, one safety and one kicker, but several players were recruited as athletes and will likely change positions a few times before settling in at MSU.

The one surprise could be defensive end/tight end prospect Justice Cunningham of Pageland, SC. Cunningham committed to South Carolina but was on the record as saying he really wanted to take a visit to East Lansing.

If there is any surprise it could be a last minute switch by Cunningham to MSU but GoSpartans.net believes the chances of Cunningham to MSU are less than 50-50.


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