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Let the visits continue.
As Michigan State heads toward a weekend during which it will host its final home basketball game and its first spring football practice, it seems an ideal time to host recruits.
The Spartans have sent out invites and received confirmation from many. Here’s a preliminary list of who will be on campus over the weekend.
2018 long snapper Bryce Bouwens
I'm excited for my recruiting visit Sunday at the MSU spring practice then the MSU vs Wisconsin basketball game with the team! #gogreen
— Bryce Bouwens (@bouwens_bryce) February 21, 2017
Rated a 4.5-star recruit by Rubio Long Snapping, the Grandville (Mich.) sophomore has been on Michigan State’s radar for a while. He also visited in September for the Spartans’ game against Wisconsin.
On National Signing Day, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio announced he had put long snapper Collin Caflisch on scholarship. Ryan Armour provides depth as a walk-on.
2019 wide receiver Rahmon Hart
MSU This Weekend ✳️⚪️
— Rahmon Hart Jr. (@_rjhart) February 21, 2017
The Plum (Pittsburgh) Senior High sophomore will make the trip from Pennsylvania for a visit. He has offers from Kentucky and Temple and has visited Kentucky, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh as well.
Though he does not hold a Michigan State offer, the 6-foot-3 Hart commands interest, and he won’t likely be stuck on one FBS offer for long.
2018 defensive tackle Eli Jackson
— Eli Jackson (@TheEli_Jackson3) February 22, 2017
A teammate of 4-star offensive tackle Antwan Reed, Jackson has been on Michigan State’s radar for about a year. The Muskegon (Mich.) DT visited back in April as well.
2018 athlete Henry Janeway
The Utica (Mich.) Eisenhower junior has quickly risen in Michigan State’s favor. This will be his third visit of the calendar year, per The D Zone. At 6-foot-4, he has played tight end, defensive end and linebacker in high school.
2018 athlete La’Darius Jefferson
Primarily a quarterback for Muskegon, where he plays alongside Jackson and Reed, Jefferson reports offers from Air Force, Ball State, Bowling Green, Kent State, Navy, Toledo and Western Michigan.
2020 athlete Cameron Martinez
Just a freshman for Muskegon Catholic Central, Martinez has earned an offer from Central Michigan and interest across the Big Ten. Michigan State has brought him in for several visits since the start of the school year.
A lot could change, and he could end up as a safety or quarterback at the next level, but he pictures himself as a wide receiver should he end up with the Spartans.
2018 offensive tackle Antwan “A.J.” Reed
State this weekend with big bro ?⚪️@TheEli_Jackson3
— Ajizzle (@antwan_reed) February 21, 2017
Quite possibly the most important prospect set to visit Michigan State this weekend, Reed recently returned from prestigious IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) to once again attend Muskegon.
Reed holds a plethora of Power Five offers, but this one might just come down to the in-state powers, Michigan and Michigan State, both of which have offered.
2018 athlete Reese Taylor
He plays quarterback for Ben Davis (Indianapolis), where he teams up with running back Johnny Adams for a prolific offensive punch. His coach, though, projects him as a receiver or defensive back at the next level.
Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue and Wisconsin have offered from the Big Ten so far.
Greg Elliott gets visits going
Michigan State has two players signed to its 2017 basketball recruiting class, with the hopes of adding two or potentially three more. Detroit East English Village Prep guard Greg Elliott might just be the best possibility to join.
Elliott recently received an offer from the Spartans and had planned to visit for the Spartans’ game against Iowa on Feb. 11. However, a knee injury suffered the evening before held him back.
Now, the Michigan Mr. Basketball candidate tells Land of 10 his knee is improving and he’ll soon get started on his three remaining official visits. He’ll visit Providence over the weekend and Marquette the following weekend. The Golden Eagles have offered but Providence has not.
When asked whether he has set up a visit to Michigan State, he said he and the staff are working on a date. With the postseason upcoming, they may have to wait a little while to make it work.
The Big Ten basketball tournament will be played during the first weekend following his Marquette visit. After that, more postseason play commences.
The regular signing period does not begin until April 12, though, so Elliott has plenty of time.