Fifth-year senior offensive guard Brandon Clemons, sophomore offensive lineman David Beedle and sophomore tight end Matt Sokol have blossomed this spring, and all are expected to be major contributors in 2016.
Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.
Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.
Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated one of the nation's top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 20) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . listed among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 5), Detroit Free Press (No. 8), 247Sports (No. 11), Rivals.com (No. 14) and Lansing State Journal (No. 14) . . . played multiple positions in high school, including defensive line, linebacker and quarterback . . . three-year starter and two-year captain for Coach Tony Patritto . . . rushed for 289 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries against Farmington . . . ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries against Oak Park . . . missed second half of his senior season with a dislocated ankle and fractured fibula; had three receptions for 26 yards and 11 solo tackles as a linebacker in six games . . . threw for more than 1,200 yards and rushed for more than 600 yards while playing quarterback his junior season . . . son of David and Kimberly Sokol . . . both of his parents were athletes at West Point . . . born Nov. 9, 1995 . . . accounting major.