Spartan Nation.com is pleased to be the first to confirm Caulton Rayâ€™s commitment to play for Mark Dantonio and Michigan State University. Rayâ€™s commitment came shortly after todayâ€™s game with the Pitt Panthers. Ray, who is rated among the top 15 players in the state of Michigan by every national recruiting service, continues the Dantonio trend on the Michigan home front. Ray is at listed at 5â€™10â€ inches, 188 lbs and possesses 4.4 speed in the forty yard dash. Ray is seen as either a shifty tailback or a defensive back at the next level. Dantonio has seen his relationship with Michigan high school coaches pay huge dividends with his 2008 class. Dan Enos was once again instrumental in the recruiting process and continues to be Dantonioâ€™s biggest asset on the Michigan high school recruiting trail.
Michigan Stateâ€™s current 2008 class boasts nine recruits from the Great Lakes state with more commitments likely to come in the next few weeks. Rayâ€™s commitment to Michigan State is seen as a more than just a recruiting victory for 2008. Caulton Ray comes from football powerhouse Birmingham Brother Rice which routinely sends talent to BCS schools. Dantonioâ€™s staff continues to pillage the metro Detroit area for football talent and Rayâ€™s commitment further cements MSU as a player in the home state. Contrary to published reports accusing SpartanNation.com of not caring about accuracy of sources, Caulton Ray did not commit to Michigan State until the conclusion of todayâ€™s game. Other media sources have been speculating for weeks that Ray had ended his recruitment and pledged his services to Michigan State. The reality is that his recruitment ended today in East Lansing. Ray chose the Spartans while garnering offers from Miami of Florida, Nebraska and a host of Big Ten Universities. USC came in this week and started showing Ray some interest. Rayâ€™s commitment gives MSU eleven confirmed commitments. Welcome to the Spartan Nation Caulton!!!