December 8, 2011
SpartanMag.com HOT List
WR Monty Madaris of Archbishop Moeller High School, Ohio
Michigan State does not have a lot of scholarship left at this point, but a few prospects are moving to the forefront of players the staff is looking to add to the class of 2012. SpartanMag.com looks at the most likely contenders for the final few spots.
Ranking: 3-starts and the #56 wide receiver in the nation
SpartanMag.com's Take: If there are 56 wide receivers in the nation better than Monty Madaris, than Justin Bieber can beat up Junior dos Santos! Michigan State offered Madaris prior to his junior season and has kept him a high priority recruit ever since.
The Skinny: Michigan State looks to be in a strong position with Madaris, but scholarship spots are very tight and several other wide receiver recruits are looking to visit East Lansing as well. Madaris will be on campus this weekend, before the others. I believe that if he wants to play for the Spartan he may have to jump on the scholarship before somebody else does.
ATH David Perkins of Washington High School, Indiana
Ranking: 4-stars and the #155 player overall
SpartanMag.com's Take: Perkins committed to Notre Dame back in the summer and at the time Michigan State was seen as the runner-up for his services. We have heard a variety of reasons why he de-committed, but what matters most is he is once again available and the Spartans are involved.
The Skinny: Perkins has stated that he now wants to take all five of his visits and make sure he has the right place. He will be in East Lansing the weekend of December 16th. Perkins is the type of player that if he decides on February 1st he wants to commit, you try and fit him in one way or another. Perkins has ties to Michigan having grown up in Kalamazoo.
WR of Mount San Antonio College, California
Ranking: 2-star, but he is rated the #3WR in the nation by JCGridIron.com
SpartanMag.com's Take: Taking a JUCO or two is never a bad idea. The Spartans lose a tremendous amount of talent and it never hurts having a recruit who is physically ready to play and has proved himself beyond the high school level.
The Skinny: Mt. San Antonio is one of the top JUCO program in the nation and Agwuenu starred for them this past fall grabbing 64 passes for 16 touchdowns. At 6-foot-4, 205-pounds Agwuenu has the size that coaches like to see. He has already used his redshirt, but he is scheduled to graduate in December with 2 years of eligibility. If he visit on the 16th I expect he will be a Spartan.
ATH Tevin Coleman of Oak Forest High School, Illinois
Ranking: 3-stars and the #37 running back in the nation for the class of 2012
SpartanMag.com's Take: Coleman is listed as a running back, but the Spartans see his upside potential on the defensive side of the ball. The best way to describe him is a faster version of Trenton Robinson. The All-Big Ten safety was standout RB in high school as well.
The Skinny: When Nick Tompkins committed Michigan State dropped several RB recruits, but not Coleman. The staff likes Coleman as an ATH, but you can be sure he will get a look at running back considering Baker, Caper and Bell are all upper classmen. If he ends up in Green, I expect he will be an early impact player no matter what position. MSU chances are strong here.
WR Kenny Lawler of Upland High School, California
Rankings: 4-stars and the # 216 recruit in nation overall
SpartanMag.com's Take: This is what happens when you have an offense that feature one WR that catches 72 passes (Cunningham) and another that grabs 62 (Martin). The Spartans pro-style offense is perfect for receivers that want to stretch the filed as well as get plenty of opportunities for yard after catch.
The Skinny: Lawler will visit Cal next weekend and the word is he could take a visit to East Lansing on the 21st of January. If he takes an official visit that weekend along with all of the committed Spartans, I think Michigan State will have an excellent chance of adding the 6-foot-3, 175-pound prospect to the class of 2012.
DE Kisima Jagne of Chandler High School in Arizona
Rankings: 3-star and the #26 defensive end in the nation
SpartanMag.com Take: Jagne has been a player the staff has been speaking with throughout the fall. The like him a lot and from what we were told by a source close to the situation, a visit in January will likely be scheduled. The 2st looks like a probable date
The Skinny: The deal here is Michigan State has to see how things play out. Several dynamics are at work here. First you have the fact that Jamal Lyles just keeps getting bigger. Then you have the fact that David Perkins wants to visit. Finally you also have the Se'Von Pittman situation as well. If Jagne is on campus the 21st that will tell you he is high-priority and the Spartans chances are solid.
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