Penn State vs. Michigan State Recruiting Storylines

Penn State and Michigan State face-off in a Big Ten battle. Before the Nittany Lions and Spartans take the field, FightOnState.com takes a look at the recruiting stories that will play a role in Saturday's match-up.

When Penn State and Michigan State take the field this weekend, the Nittany Lions will look to break their current three-game losing streak to the Spartans.

2015: Michigan State 55  Penn State 16

2014: Michigan State 34  Penn State 10

2010: Michigan State 28 Penn State 22

Michigan State currently leads the all-time series with a record of 15-14-1.

PENN STATE VS. MICHIGAN STATE: CLASS RANKINGS

2017 Class- Current Class

Penn State

Five-Star recruits: 0

Four-star recruits:5

Three-star recruits:9

Total star average: 3.36

Class ranking:28

Michigan State

Five-star recruits: 0

Four-star recruits:5

Three-star recruits: 11

Total star average:3.31

Class ranking:19

 

2016 Class

Penn State

Five-star recruits:2

Four-star recruits:6

Three-star recruits:10

Total star average: 3.40

Class ranking:21

Michigan

Five-star recruits: 0

Four-star recruits:13

Three-star recruits:7

Total star average: 3.65

Class ranking:15

 

2015 Class

Penn State

Five-star recruits:0

Four-star recruits: 13

Three-star recruits: 12

Total star average: 3.52

Class ranking:13

Rutgers

Five-star recruits:0

Four-star recruits:10

Three-star recruits: 11

Total star average: 3.48

Class ranking: 18

PENN STATE VS. MICHIGAN STATE - CURRENT PLAYERS

PENN STATE STARTERS/KEY SUBS THAT ALSO RECEIVED AN OFFER FROM MICHIGAN STATE

 

http://www.scout.com/player/159911-daesean-hamilton?s=407

http://www.scout.com/player/168466-john-reid?s=407

http://www.scout.com/player/172913-marcus-allen?s=407

http://www.scout.com/player/182642-miles-sanders?s=407

http://www.scout.com/player/179962-shareef-miller?s=407

 

MICHIGAN STATE STARTERS/KEY SUBS THAT ALSO RECEIVED AN OFFERS FROM PENN STATE

http://www.scout.com/player/155713-delton-williams/recruiting?year=2012

http://www.scout.com/player/182667-donnie-corley/recruiting?year=2015

http://www.scout.com/player/150286-demetrious-cox/recruiting?year=2011

http://www.scout.com/player/167232-montae-nicholson/recruiting?year=2013

http://www.scout.com/player/194484-mike-panasiuk/recruiting?year=2015

http://www.scout.com/player/179276-raequan-williams/recruiting?year=2014

http://www.scout.com/player/182603-justin-layne/recruiting?year=2015

http://www.scout.com/player/158765-darian-hicks/recruiting?year=2012

PENN STATE VS. MICHIGAN STATE- CURRENT COMMITS 2017 CLASS

PENN STATE 2017 COMMITS WITH MICHIGAN STATE OFFERS

http://www.scout.com/player/200928-mac-hippenhammer?s=157

 

MICHIGAN STATE 2017 COMMITS WITH PENN STATE OFFERS

http://www.scout.com/player/207141-josiah-scott?s=17

http://www.scout.com/player/193460-matt-dotson?s=175

http://www.scout.com/player/199421-jacub-panasiuk?s=175

http://www.scout.com/player/196111-hunter-rison?s=175

PLAYERS BY STATE: PENN STATE VS. MICHIGAN STATE

NOTE:ACTIVE PLAYERS ONLY

MICHIGAN STATE PLAYERS THAT HAIL FROM PENNSYLVANIA

Brandon Clemons - DT-SENIOR - Delaware Valley HS

Demetrious Cox-S-SENIOR-Jeanette HS (pictured right above)

Montae Nicholson-DB-JUNIOR-Gateway HS

Damion Terry-QB-JUNIOR-Cathedral Prep HS

Delton Williams- RB-SENIOR-Cathedral Prep HS

Montae Nicholson's final three schools included Florida State and Pitt. Cox's final five schools included Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Notre Dame.

PENN STATE PLAYERS THAT HAIL FROM MICHIGAN

None.

NFL PROSPECTS

NFL Draft Scout has listed the top NFL prospects on each team on their website.  FightOnState.com takes a look at their top-rated prospects for each player and their graduating class.  Keep in mind that there's always a possibility that a player declares for the draft before their senior season.

Note: we are only including Top 20 rated prospects at their position

PENN STATE

2017 Class

Andrew Nelson - offensive tackle- No. 16

Nyeem Wartman-White - inside linebacker - No. 18

 

2018 Class

Brendan Mahon - offensive guard - No. 11

Jason Cabinda - outside linebacker - No. 15 (pictured above)

Marcus Allen - free safety - No. 4 (moved up from No. 6)

Chris Godwin- wide receiver - No. 12

Garrett Sickels - defensive end - No. 12

2019 Class

Saquon Barkley - running back - No. 1

Trace McSorley - quarterback - No. 19

Manny Bowen - outside linebacker - No. 19

John Reid - cornerback - No. 19

MICHIGAN STATE

2017 Class

Josiah Price - tight end - No. 9

Riley Bullough - inside linebacker - No. 5

Demetrious Cox - free safety - No. 8

2018 Class

Brian Allen - center - No. 2

Demetrius Cooper - defensive end - No. 17

Jon Reschke - outside linebacker - No. 19

Malik McDowell - defensive tackle - No. 1

Montae Nicholson - strong safety - No. 4 (pictured right above)

2019 Class

L.J. Scott - running back - No. 10


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