The high school football season is in full swing, and that means Michigan State commits are in action. Check Land of 10 every Sunday as we spotlight the top performances of future Spartans.
What’s a college football weekend without Michigan State playing? For many of you, probably a boring one. So we gathered a few stat lines from Spartans commits. Even as the present breaks, the future continues to play.
Quarterback Theo Day
High school: Dearborn (Mich.) Divine Child
The skinny: Theo Day, Michigan State’s 4-star quarterback (per the 247Sports composite rankings) for the next signing class, keeps on winning. He completed 13 of 19 passes for 155 yards and a score to go with 68 rushing yards on 12 carries as Divine Child beat Cranbrook Kingswood (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 28-14. Neither he nor the rest of his offense turned the ball over.
Wide receiver Javez Alexander
High school: Sandusky (Ohio)
The skinny: Javez Alexander, a projected wide receiver in college, has led an undefeated team at quarterback. He ran for a pair of touchdowns en route to 79 yards on the ground along with 60 through the air, per the Sandusky Register. It all came in the first half. Sandusky didn’t need much more from him as it rolled to a 56-0 win over Toledo (Ohio) Rogers.
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Defensive end Parks Gissinger
High school: Chaminade (West Hills, Calif.)
The skinny: Parks Gissinger has been turning it up for Chaminade, a top-10 team nationally in some rankings. He followed up a 9-tackle performance last weekend with 8 more in a 43-14 win over Bakersfield (Calif.), according to MaxPreps.
Defensive lineman Jacob Slade
High school: Olentangy (Lewis Center, Ohio)
The skinny: Likely a defensive tackle at the next level, Jacob Slade has been an overpowering interior lineman all year. The highlight film from his game on Friday shows him having a hand in 2 sacks against Dublin (Ohio) Coffman and Michigan State linebacker commit Jeslord Boateng. Olentangy won 31-14.
Linebacker Chase Kline
High school: Chardon (Chardon, Ohio)
The skinny: Chase Kline has one of the best motors in the class, and it shows in his film. He seems to play at full speed every second he’s on the field. In a 24-23 win over Riverside (Painesville, Ohio) on Friday, he recorded multiple tackles for loss, including a crushing sack in which the defense forgot to block him.