Ten for 2010: MSU's Midwest Targets

GSN takes a shot at an early Top 10 list for MSU football heading into 2010. From William Gholston to Joe Boisture, the talent head coach Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State coaching staff already has targeted could push a burgeoning program over the top.

William Gholston

Perhaps the number one player on MSU's board, Gholston provides glowing reports when asked about MSU and the fit could be a match made in heaven. Mark Dantonio is still searching for that stud defensive end to punctuate Pat Narduzzi's aggressive defensive schemes, and the 6-foot-7, -pound Gholston would provide a formidable bookend to Tyler Hoover.

Jewone Snow

A legacy recruit, Snow will draw attention nationally. His combination of size and speed would feature prominently in an already talented Spartan linebacking corps. Landing Snow would be a major Ohio coup for MSU.

Joe Boisture

Don't let anyone fool you — great programs are built on great quarterback play. Depth and competition, like no other position, perhaps, feed quarterbacks. Someone will respond. Keith Nichol or Kirk Cousins will rise above. Andrew Maxwell will need someone nipping at his heels, and that could be Boisture.

Plus, compared to other 2010 prospects at the position, his drop-back style might be more suited to the pro-style offense run at MSU.

Austin White

Another legacy recruit, White is already widely considered the top running back in the state. Dan Enos is his primary recruiter and Austin has been on campus numerous times. MSU sits in the drivers seat — for now.

Jonathan Hankins

Can't get enough big, bad defensive tackles, and Hankins, who draws interest from the Big Ten, ACC and SEC, could be the best in the state. Teammate of Gholston, Hankins, at 6-foot-2, 300 pounds, would add to the heavyweight pipeline established between Detroit Southeastern and East Lansing.

Dan Schneider

In MSU's offense, the tight end is a crucial ingredient, bringing extra beef to the running game yet relied on in the short passing game as well. With Dion Sims in the fold, Schneider might not seem as high a priority, but his frame might actually suit him more to the MSU offense than Sims' sleeker body.

Austin Gray

The Warren linebacker has early offers from MAC schools and will likely parlay that into more and more Big Ten rides. A versatile athlete, Gray could project to LB, fullback, tight end or even safety.

Dyjuan Lewis

Lewis already has an MSU offer in hand and appears to be the cream of Indiana's 2010 crop. Wide receivers are not in short supply at MSU, but an athlete the caliber of Lewis will improve any roster.

C.J. Olaniyan

Talk about possible bookends for Gholston and Olaniyan would look as nice as anyone. High on MSU at this early stage, he must be considered a potential early commit.

Braylon Heard

Hear hears from programs all over the nation. The Cardinal Mooney product hails from a dominating high school program and will likely have his pick of places to play. At cornerback, the list isn't long for better Midwest prospects.

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