With the last weekend before signing day approaching, it is clear that the Spartans will not be adding anymore players to their radar and are perfectly content banking the scholarships for 2011. There will be 2 prospects on campus this weekend along with 2 current Spartan commits.
The current commits that will be on campus are:
- Michael Dennis â€“ OL - Carey, Ohio
- Mike Sadler â€“ P - Grand Rapids, MI
The two uncommitted prospects are:
Niko Palazeti â€“ FB â€“ Northville, MI â€“ 6â€™0, 230lbs â€“ Niko Palazeti is a big bruising back with good hands. Plays RB at the high school level but will be a FB at the college level. Has the potential to be a great FB, and would fit well in to MSUâ€™s system. Possibly the biggest reason he hasnâ€™t received any serious offers yet is because of his 40 time, which is normally above 5 seconds (that is higher than a good number of our current offensive lineman). I do not expect him to get an offer before signing day unless he absolutely blows the coaching staff away on his visit.
Connor Kruse â€“ G â€“ Lowell, MI â€“ 6â€™5, 300lbs â€“ Kruse is an interesting prospect because the Spartans have been showing interest in him for a long time, yet he canâ€™t seem to get an offer from them. Heâ€™s been on campus for the majority of the football games the past 2 years. He has the size and quickness to be able to compete at for a spot on the line. He needs to work on using his hands more than his body and his technique overall. The Spartans may be waiting to see what happens with the other lineman they are going after before deciding whether or not to offer Kruse. At this point, I do not expect him to be offered either.
This weekend is going to be huge as far as the 2011 class goes. There could be as many as 30 prospects from the 2011 class on campus on Saturday. The staff is still in the process of finalizing the list. I will have an article within the next couple of days detailing the full list of prospects.Â I will also recap this weekend for the 2010 recruits to see if anything changes as far as them receiving scholarship offers.