Today was National Signing, and MSU had four recruits sign their national letters of intent.  MSU is coming off a successful season in which they finished 10-3 and winning the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl against Washington State.  Coach Mark Dantonio and his team made a complete turn around from the previous season where they finished 3-9.  MSU displayed a lot of young talent on the field this past season and expect them to have a similar season next year, if not better.  MSU finished at number 15 in the AP Polls at the end of the season, and ESPN had them ranked at number nine on their way to early preseason rankings. has MSU ranked number 31 nationally and number 6 in the Big Ten for this years recruiting class.

Here is a complete list of the recruiting class that will be playing for the green and white:

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School)

Javez Alexander WR 6-2 190 Sandusky, Ohio (Sandusky)
Jeslord Boateng LB 6-2 210 Dublin, Ohio (Dublin Coffman)
Elijah Collins RB 6-0 194 Detroit, Mich. (University of Detroit Jesuit)
Theo Day QB 6-5 214 Canton, Mich. (Divine Child)
Dimitri Douglas OL 6-4 285 Saline, Mich. (Saline)
Michael Dowell DB 6-0 192 North Ridgeville, Ohio (St. Edward)
Kalon Gervin DB 5-11 179 Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)
Trenton Gillison TE 6-3.5 232 Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington Central)
Parks Gissinger DE 6-3 234 Los Angeles, Calif. (Chaminade College Prep)
Xavier Henderson DB 6-1 195 Reynoldsburg, Ohio (Pickerington Central)
Jacob Isaia OL 6-3 272 Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman)
Chris Jackson DB 6-0 183 Marietta, Ga. (Lassiter)
La’Darius Jefferson ATH 6-2 215 Muskegon, Mich. (Muskegon)
Chase Kline LB 6-3 227 Chardon, Ohio (Chardon)
Julian Major WR 6-1 180 Pittsburgh, Pa. (Penn Hills)
James Ohonba OL 6-4 366 Stockbridge, Ga. (Woodland)
Jacob Slade DL 6-3.5 272 Lewis Center, Ohio (Olentangy)
Zach Slade DL 6-3.5 243 Lewis Center, Ohio (Olentangy)
Edward Warinner LB 6-0 220 Powell, Ohio (Olentangy Liberty)
Davion Williams DB 6-0 177 Belleville, Mich. (Belleville)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School)

David Kruse ATH 6-0 200 Belding, Mich. (Lowell)
Jalen Nailor WR 5-11 185 Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman)
William Przystup P 6-3 225 Oviedo, Fla. (Oviedo High School)
Dan VanOpstall OL 6-6 255 Jenison, Mich. (Jenison)

Of the 24 recruits, eight are in-state with Kalon Gervin (DB Detroit, Mich. Cass Tech) being the top recruit. Seven of the recruits have already enrolled at the college and have received workouts and training from the team.  Those seven recruits are:

Edward Warinner

Julian Major

Xavier Henderson

Kalon Gervin

Theo Day

Dimitri Douglas

Javez Alexander

Though MSU has lost some players that transferred, they will have no problem replacing those who left, and there will be more depth on next year’s team.


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