SPARTANS EYE TWO RECRUITS FOR TWO REMAINING SCHOLARSHIPS
With signing day rapidly approaching it is that time of year when programs put their finishing touches on their incoming recruiting classes. For Michigan State an already impressive class is looking to add two final prospects.
Here at SpartanNation.com we have mentioned both of these young men before and hopes are that they will end up in Spartan green. Those players are Shaker Heights (OH) OT Henry Conway and (FL) ATH Jairus Jones.
Both of these players were on campus last weekend for their official visits and were able to see Morris Petersonâ€™s Jersey rise to the rafters before the Spartan basketball team defeated Illinois on Saturday. By all accounts all the players enjoyed their visits and while they may not make their decision immediately, signing day is right around the corner.
Conway is a long-armed Offensive Tackle prospect the Spartans have been chasing for some time now. He plays with a mean streak and has been recognized by many colleges because of his great punch and strong hands. As an Ohio native Conway fits the bill for MSU in terms of pipelines to other states as Coach Dantonioâ€™s staff has put emphasis on having a presence in the Buckeye state. The main competition at this point is Cincinnati, but the difference could be the ability to play in the Big 10 as opposed to the Big East. Adding Conway to an Offensive Line class that already includes David Barrent, Nate Klatt and Micajah Reynolds would give MSU one of the top offensive line classes in all the land.
The Spartan staff has also tapped another pipeline that has given them players like Jeremy Ware and Brett Swenson by going back to the Sunshine State of Florida to pursue Athlete Jairus Jones. Jones, who projects as a Safety at the next level, has played all over the field and would help the Spartans cement their out of state presence after dominating the recruiting in state. Jones actually grew up in Michigan and itâ€™s said that coming home is always a good idea, although he will be tempted by upcoming visits to Iowa and Oklahoma State. Jones will have to make a decision whether to follow his roots and come to State or step outside the box and go elsewhere.
If Coach Dâ€™s staff could grab these two it would be an overwhelming victory for the program and it would help the staff move out of state with their recruiting, a goal set forward by Coach Dantonio for the upcoming recruiting class. Regardless of the outcome it is good to see that MSU is in the final two for some very talented recruits.
Remember last year that the Spartans found a great prospect late in the game when they added Keshawn Martin.Â With two spots left, (for the right kind of player) there could be a February surprise from somewhere else.