July 10, 2009

Spartans add another top OL to the class

In what has been a big day for the Michigan State football program, SpartanMag.com has just confirmed this evening that offensive tackle prospect Michael Dennis of Carey High School in Ohio has committed to Mark Dantonio and Michigan State.

The 6-foot-7, 260-pound prospect had an impressive list of scholarships, which included Michigan State, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, NC State and Iowa State. He had over a dozen scholarships in all.

SpartanMag.com was able to catch up with Dennis vis text this evening and he provided us with a bit of information about his recruitemnt.

"Yes, I committed to Michigan State today," Dennis said.

Dennis is an outstanding all-around athlete. In addition to his prowess on the football field he is also a 1000-point scorer in basketball. His overall quickness and ability to move his feet was a big reason why he was such a coveted prospect.

Dennis plays tight end for his high school team. The Carey Blue Devils run a wishbone offense and Dennis does a lot of run blocking, he also anchors the defensive line.

Dennis has the type of frame that should allow him to put on plenty of size and keep much of his quickness. The fact that he is already 260-pounds despite an active basketball schedule means he should have no problem gaining weight and strength at the next level.

SpartanMag.com asked Dennis what was it about Michigan State that made it the place for him?

"I just felt great up at Michigan State," Dennis said. "I like the coaches, the facilities and I have always wanted to play in the Big Ten."

Dennis becomes the second commitment today for Coach Dantonio. In a few hours the Spartans have added over 525-pounds of Ohio offensive line talent to the class of 2010.

Both Dennis and Travis Jackson should be climbing up the rivals.com national rankings in the near future.

Look for much more of Dennis' commitment to teh Green and White in the near future.

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