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Michigan State building guest list for Maryland game
Only one more opportunity at home.
One more opportunity in 2017 for Michigan State to take the walk from the Kellogg Center to Spartan Stadium, for its seniors to play in front of the home crowd, for the team to sing the fight song with the student section. Oh, and one more opportunity to host recruits.
You can bet the Spartans will take advantage. When Maryland comes to town Saturday afternoon, the Spartans will welcome plenty of talented prospects. Several have already shared their plans. Here they are:
The Spartans have several spots left in their 2018 class, and Bonds is a guy to keep an eye on. Michigan State has not offered, but it knows him well. The Chicago De La Salle linebacker, a 3-star prospect in the 247Sports composite ratings, last visited in late July. Since then, he has de-committed from Western Michigan.
Michigan State has shown interest in several 2018 linebackers down the stretch. Notably, the Spartans offered in-state athlete La’Darius Jefferson, who could end up on the defensive side of the ball. Bonds possesses good length at 6-foot-3, and can lay a big hit.
A 6-5 senior quarterback out of Reading, Pa., Kline doesn’t hold any offers and won’t likely receive one from Michigan State. Regardless, he shared that he plans to visit campus on Saturday.
Holstege has become a regular at Michigan State. On Saturday, the Grand Rapids (Mich.) South Christian junior tackle plans to make his third game day visit to East Lansing this season. He does not hold any offers but continues to build a relationship with the Spartans with each visit.
In focus: Michigan State commit highlights
Only a few Michigan State pledges remain in their state playoffs, but we’ve still got a handful of good highlights to show you from the weekend. Several have already been covered. We’ve got more.
1. Four-star Pickerington (Ohio) Central defensive back Xavier Henderson‘s two touchdowns on Friday stand out, but what about this run on which he put his shoulder down and laid out a would-be tackler?
2. Henderson had another good outside run here, but check out the strong one-handed block from his 4-star tight end teammate, Trenton Gillison.
3. Four-star Dearborn (Mich.) Divine Child quarterback Theo Day bowed out of the playoffs on Friday, but not without a fight. Here, he kept it on the option and ran more than 50 yards for a score.
4. Olentangy (Ohio) defensive tackle Jacob Slade saw his final high school football season end, as well, but he made the most of his final game. When he wasn’t getting into the backfield, he was getting his hand up for a nice pass knockdown.
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