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  1. Which top schools play freshmen most?

    Jared Shanker

    Boston College coach Steve Addazio remembers an era when players wanted to redshirt as true freshmen to better prepare them for the final four years of their college career. "Now it's 'I want to play,' " Addazio, 55, said. "If you're talking about...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. New Spartans commit felt wanted by MSU

    Jared Shanker

    Jalen Watts-Jackson (Orchard Lake, Mich./St. Mary's Prep) camped at Michigan State on Sunday. The following day, he received an unofficial offer from an assistant coach. On Wednesday, Mark Dantonio spoke with Watts-Jackson to confirm the offer. And l...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  3. Recruiting pitches: Big Ten

    Jared Shanker

    Inspired by Florida's "#ComePlayWRFortheJoker" campaign">Florida's "#ComePlayWRFortheJoker" campaign, our recruiting writers looked at other ways schools can sell themselves on the trail. Here's a look at recruiting pitches for the Big Ten: Illino...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  4. Watkins not ready to leave Michigan State

    Jared Shanker

    With two commitments, Mark Dantonio was already having a pretty good weekend. The Michigan State coach would have had a great one if he landed one more important piece. Galion (Ohio) High School athlete Dareian Watkins did not commit, but he wasn'...

    Blog | April 21, 2013
  5. Big Ten, Pac-12 coming after QB Durkin

    Jared Shanker

    When Chris Durkin (Youngstown, Ohio/Ursuline) picked up an offer from Michigan State and coach Mark Dantonio earlier this month, he could hardly contain his excitement. Neither could his coach. "Coach Dantonio was on speaker when I was talking ...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  6. MSU offers Nick Richarson; OSU evaluates

    Jared Shanker

    It is not quite six degrees of separation, but Nick Richardson (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central) and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio are connected even if in the slightest of ways. Dantonio grew up in Zanesville, Ohio, the same place Rich...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  7. Banks enjoys visit to Michigan State

    Jared Shanker

    Jalen Banks (Harvey, Ill./Thornton) was talking with Michigan State for quite some time, but an offer still had not come to fruition. That changed when Banks was on campus Saturday for the Spartans' spring game. Spartans coach Mark Dantonio, who h...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  8. Spartans land dual-threat quarterback Terry

    Jared Shanker

    Mark Dantonio certainly is not suffering from a case of "The Mondays." The Michigan State coach picked up his second big commitment of the day when dual-threat quarterback Damion Terry (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) announced for the Spartans. From hi...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  9. Alviti makes room for Spartans in top three

    Jared Shanker

    Northwestern and Notre Dame were at the top of Matt Alviti's list for months but there is a new runner in the race for the ESPNU Watch List quarterback: Michigan State. "I like the coaching staff a lot. Coach [Mark] Dantonio is a great coach," Alv...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  10. MSU utilizes Moeller pipeline once again

    Jared Shanker

    Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has built a solid pipeline at Cincinnati Moeller from his days as coach of the Cincinnati Bearcats. He used that foundation to help snag another top talent from Moeller, earning a commitment from four-star receiver ...

    Blog | January 29, 2012