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The offers just keep coming.
Six more have been given out by Michigan State in the last 24 hours, some bigger than others. Four went to 2018 class members, while two went to 2019 players. All show the direction that the Spartans staff is moving with its recruiting efforts this spring.
Let’s run through the list of offers and break down what they mean.
2018 Green Bay (Wis.) Preble running back Henry Geil
— Henry A. Geil (@HenryGeil6) April 21, 2017
Who he is: Henry Geil is a powerful 3-star back (per the 247Sports composite) who boosted his stock with a strong showing at the Chicago regional of The Opening. He lives in Wisconsin territory, but he grew up outside the state and doesn’t have any particular affinity for the Badgers. His offer list now includes MSU, Iowa, Iowa State and Syracuse.
What it means: Michigan State couldn’t wait any longer. Geil made it clear that he wouldn’t hold off on a decision until certain teams offer. Now the Spartans have jumped into the race, and based on his comments to Land of 10, it looks as if his decision could boil down to Iowa or Michigan State. Indiana and Iowa State have been putting in work as well.
2018 Hazelwood Central (Florissant, Mo.) wide receiver Dallas Craddieth
Blessed to have received an offer from Michigan State University ?? pic.twitter.com/kujX1lvQJa
— Dal 1️⃣5️⃣ (@D_Cradd5) April 21, 2017
Who he is: Dallas Craddieth is a 6-foot-1 junior who rates as a 3-star prospect and the No. 92 receiver in the nation. Half of the Big Ten is after him; he holds offers from Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin. His home-state school, Missouri, has offered as well.
What it means: Michigan State has had work to do since losing 4-star receiver commit Joseph Scates, leading to a lot of offers to wideouts. Craddieth comes from Spartans receiver coach Terrence Samuel’s area of expertise, as Samuel has coached in both Missouri and Nebraska. The Spartans should have a decent shot at him.
2018 Dillard (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) cornerback Stanley Garner
— Stanley Garner (@StanleyG_9) April 21, 2017
Who he is: First off, Stanley Garner attends the alma mater of former Spartans defensive lineman Matthias Askew and DE target Jordan Wright, a Kentucky signee who briefly looked like he was headed in for an official visit in the fall. Garner, who projects as a 3-star cornerback, already holds offers from Clemson, Michigan and Miami, among others. At 6-foot-3, he possesses the great size and length that MSU likes in its cornerbacks.
What it means: Michigan State has two signees coming from Fort Lauderdale along with its history in the region. The Spartans’ familiarity with the area should be beneficial in Garner’s recruitment. But they’ll have a lot of work to do to even have a shot at a player with a list of suitors like Garner has.
2019 Warren Central (Indianapolis) wide receiver David Bell
— David Bell™ (@David_Bell4) April 21, 2017
Who he is: Make it another long, lanky, speedy wideout to pick up a Michigan State offer. David Bell stands 6-foot-2 and ranks as the No. 1 junior at any position in Indiana. His main recruiter is Spartans running back coach Dave Warner.
What it means: If Michigan State wants to remain active in Indianapolis, it had to throw its hat into the ring for a talent such as Bell. Of course, it’ll be a tall task to pull him away from Notre Dame, which offered in January and has had him on campus.
2019 Calabasas (Calif.) wide receiver Mycah Pittman
— mycah pittman '19 (@MycahPittman) April 21, 2017
Who he is: Mycah Pittman is a talented junior who recently enrolled at Calabasas, joining Nikko Hall, one of Michigan State’s top receiver targets in the 2018 class. He rates as a 4-star prospect per 247Sports.
What it means: Michigan State is trying to build a pipeline, if you will, to Calabasas. It’s an extremely talented group, and should the Spartans find a way to land Hall, maybe it would give them a decent chance at signing Pittman, who already holds a USC offer.
2018 Judson (Converse, Texas) cornerback Chris Mills
— Chris Mills || ひ⚡️ (@ChrisMills_17) April 21, 2017
Who he is: Chris Mills comes from a talented program with several Division I prospects, but he’s one of the lesser-known players. Before Friday, he held one offer from Rice. Now he’s got a chance to go to a Big Ten school.
What it means: Time will tell. The next step will be to get Mills on campus because it’s unlikely the Spartans would accept a commitment from him immediately. But since he’s a 2018 prospect, this recruitment could progress very quickly.