Mark Dantonio Introduces 2010 Recruiting Class
 
 
 

 

 
 

Feb. 3, 2010

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Coach Dantonio's Opening Statement
Coach Dantonio talks about each signee from the 2010 class
Le'Veon Bell
Joe Boisture
Max Bullough
Nick Hill

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio announced his 2010 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon at a press conference inside the Skandalaris Center. Below is a look at each of the signees:

NamePos.Ht.Wt.Hometown (Last School)
Le'Veon BellRB6-2221Reynoldsburg, Ohio (Groveport Madison)
Joe BoistureQB6-5195Goodrich, Mich. (Saline)
Max BulloughLB6-3228Traverse City, Mich. (St. Francis)
Taylor CaleroDE6-3230Beverly Hills, Mich. (Southfield Christian)
Darqueze DennardDB5-11170Dry Branch, Ga. (Twiggs County)
Michael DennisOL6-7270Carey, Ohio (Carey)
Kurtis DrummondS6-2198Masury, Ohio (Hubbard)
William GholstonLB6-7237Detroit, Mich. (Southeastern)
Mylan HicksDB5-11182Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance)
Nick HillRB5-6182Chelsea, Mich. (Chelsea)
Travis JacksonOL6-4265New Albany, Ohio (St. Francis DeSales)
Jeremy LangfordRB/WR6-0185Wayne, Mich. (John Glenn)
Isaiah LewisS5-11190Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis)
Tony LippettWR6-3185Detroit, Mich. (Crockett)
Keith MumphreyWR6-1195Vienna, Ga. (Dooly County)
Niko PalazetiFB6-2245Northville, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central)
Marcus RushDE6-3225Cincinnati, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller)
Mike SadlerP6-1185Grand Rapids, Mich. (Forest Hills Northern)
Skyler SchofnerOL6-6276Sunbury, Ohio (Big Walnut)
Anthony Rashad WhiteDT6-2310Battle Creek, Mich. (Fort Scott Community College)
Justin WilsonLB6-0215Davie, Fla. (Western)

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Recruiting Class Quick Facts:

National Rankings
• MaxPreps: No. 22
• Max Emfinger: No. 27
• Rivals.com: No. 29
• CollegeFootballNews.com: No. 29
• Scout.com: No. 32

Recruiting Breakdown by State
• Michigan: 11
• Ohio: 6
• Georgia: 2
• Florida: 1
• Indiana: 1

PLAYER PROFILES

LE'VEON BELL
RB • 6-2 • 221 • Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Groveport Madison High School • Coach Tim Brown
Primary Recruiter: Mike Tressel

Bell Highlights

Le'Veon Bell rushed for 1,333 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior, including a 336-yard effort with four scores vs. Dublin Jerome.


Enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PESONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . three-year starter for Coach Tim Brown at Groveport (Ohio) Madison High School . . . selected first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference Ohio Division as a senior . . . rushed 200 times for 1,333 yards (6.7 avg.) and 21 touchdowns in 2009 . . . carried 30 times for a career-best 336 yards and four TDs vs. Dublin Jerome . . . gained 228 yards on 26 attempts and scored four total TDs vs. Marysville . . . accounted for 1,750 total yards and 24 total TDs as a senior, returning two punts and one interception for scores . . . ran for 1,100 yards and 13 TDs as a junior . . . added 789 yards and nine rushing TDs as a sophomore . . . earned second-team All-OCC Ohio Division honors in basketball as a junior . . . also participated in track and field . . . attended the same high school that produced former Spartan and current New York Jet safety Eric Smith . . . son of Lisa A. Bell . . . born Feb. 18, 1992 . . . majoring in kinesiology.

DANTONIO ON BELL:
"Le'Veon Bell is enrolled this semester, so he'll be in the mix for spring practice. His high school principal, Donis Toler, was my high school coach's son. He's a big, powerful athlete who also has outstanding ball skills. At 220-plus pounds, Le'Veon provides our offense with a big back in the mold of a Jehuu Caulcrick. He's an outstanding running back who has the ability to come in and play right away."

JOE BOISTURE
QB • 6-5 • 195 • Goodrich, Mich.
Saline High School • Coach Mike Glennie
Primary Recruiter: Dave Warner

Boisture Highlights

Joe Boisture, who participated in the 2009 Elite 11 Camp, was named a PrepStar All-American and is ranked among the nation's top 100 players by Tom Lemming. [Photo by Dave Arnold]


Enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but sat out the game with a back injury . . . PrepStar All-American . . . named a four-star recruit by Rivals.com . . . ranked among the nation's Top 100 players by Tom Lemming . . . ranked among the nation's top quarterbacks by Tom Lemming (No. 7 pro-style), Max Emfinger (No. 10 pocket), Rivals.com (No. 18), Scout.com (No. 35) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 48) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 42) . . . rated among the state's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 7), The Detroit News (No. 9), Lansing State Journal (No. 11), Scout.com (No. 17) and Detroit Free Press (No. 20) . . . completed 90-of-169 throws (.533) for 1,054 yards, four touchdowns and eight interceptions as a senior for Coach Mike Glennie at Saline (Mich.) High School . . . recorded two 200-yard passing games in 2009 . . . hit 21-of-30 passes for 203 yards, one TD and one interception vs. Adrian . . . connected on 23-of-35 throws for 224 yards, one TD and two interceptions vs. Belleville . . . scored three rushing TDs as a senior, including two vs. Belleville . . . earned Division 4 honorable mention all-state honors as a junior . . . threw for 1,700 yards and 13 TDs in 2008 for Coach Tom Alward at Goodrich (Mich.) High School, leading the Martians to their first-ever undefeated regular season (finished 10-1) . . . participated in the 2009 Elite 11 Camp in Aliso Viejo, Calif. . . . also lettered in basketball and track and field at Goodrich . . . son of Martin and Sandy Boisture . . . born Nov. 18, 1991 . . . his grandfather Dan Boisture spent eight seasons (1959-66) as a Michigan State assistant coach under the legendary Duffy Daugherty . . . majoring in special education.

DANTONIO ON BOISTURE:
"Joe Boisture is a Spartan legacy, as his grandfather Dan coached here for Duffy Daugherty. He's a big, rangy athlete with an outstanding arm. Joe gives us a fourth quarterback on scholarship - a luxury we haven't had since I came here following the 2006 season. He has a big-time arm and great vision down the field. We're extremely excited to have him as part of our program as an early enrollee, and in the future, we look forward to him being in a position to compete for the starting job."

MAX BULLOUGH
LB • 6-3 • 228 • Traverse City, Mich.
St. Francis High School • Coach Greg Vaughan
Primary Recruiter: Mike Tressel

Bullough Highlights

Max Bullough, who helped lead St. Francis High School to back-to-back Division 7 state championships in 2008-09, is ranked among the top five inside linebackers in the country by Scouts, Inc. and Rivals.com. [Photo by The Detroit News]


Enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: SuperPrep, PrepStar and (second team) MaxPreps All-American . . . named a four-star recruit by Rivals.com . . . ranked among the nation's top linebackers by SuperPrep (No. 14) . . . listed among the country's top inside linebackers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 4) and Rivals.com (No. 5) . . . rated among the nation's top middle linebackers by Scout.com (No. 5) and Max Emfinger (No. 11) . . . ranked among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 14) . . . rated among the state's Top 10 seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 2), Lansing State Journal (No. 3), Rivals.com (No. 5), Scout.com (No. 6) and The Detroit News (No. 7) . . . three-year starter and two-time all-state selection for Coach Greg Vaughan at St. Francis High School in Traverse City, Mich., helping the Gladiators win back-to-back Division 7 state championships in 2008-09 . . . selected Division 7 Player of the Year by The Associated Press, anchoring a defensive unit that allowed only 5.9 points per game in 2009 . . . recorded 137 tackles (71 solos, 66 assists), including four sacks (39 yards), and three interceptions as a senior . . . also forced two fumbles, recovered one fumble and blocked a field-goal attempt in 2009 . . . versatile player also saw action at fullback and tight end . . . rushed 40 times for 466 yards (11.7 avg.) and four touchdowns as a senior . . . had 13 receptions for 174 yards (13.4 avg.) and seven TDs in 2009 . . . scored on a 31-yard reception in the second quarter, posted 11 tackles and returned an interception 20 yards to set up a third-quarter TD in a 42-8 victory over Hudson in the 2009 Division 7 state championship game . . . made 11 tackles each vs. Nouvel Catholic Central and Charlevoix . . . had 10 stops vs. Benzie Central . . . registered two 100-yard rushing games as a senior, including a career-best 138 yards and two TDs vs. Charlevoix (11 carries) . . . rushed eight times for 101 yards and a score vs. Benzie Central . . . produced 102 tackles as a junior, including five sacks . . . ran 23 times for 182 yards (7.9 avg.) and four TDs in 2008 . . . caught 17 passes for 211 yards (12.4 avg.) and three TDs as a junior . . . tallied 97.5 tackles as a sophomore, with 23 resulting in losses including four sacks . . . also earned Academic All-State honors . . . named recipient of the Ron Holland Scholar-Athlete Award as the Detroit Free Press Dream Team member with the highest grade-point average (3.96) . . . son of Shane and LeeAnn Bullough . . . born Feb. 11, 1992 . . . becomes a third-generation Spartan, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Hank (guard, 1952-54) and father Shane (linebacker, 1983-86) who played football at Michigan State . . . his grandfather Jim Morse (halfback, 1954-56) played for Coach Terry Brennan at Notre Dame . . . his uncles Chuck Bullough (Michigan State, linebacker, 1988-91), Bobby Morse (Michigan State, running back, 1983-86) and Jim Morse (Notre Dame, cornerback, 1976-77) played college football . . . majoring in finance.

DANTONIO ON BULLOUGH: "Max Bullough is another legacy who is quite familiar with the great tradition of our football program. He's an outstanding athlete who has great power and change of direction. Max is an excellent student who possesses great leadership qualities and focus. He too enrolled early, and he got off to an impressive start in winter conditioning drills yesterday. He has tremendous power, explosiveness and speed."

TAYLOR CALERO
DE • 6-3 • 230 • Beverly Hills, Mich.
Southfield Christian High School • Coach Tim Fracassi
Primary Recruiters: Dan Enos/Pat Narduzzi

Calero Highlights

Taylor Calero is ranked among the nation's top defensive ends and was selected to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams. [Photo by Sean Scherer]


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top defensive ends by Max Emfinger (No. 66), Scout.com (No. 77) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 86) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 19), Rivals.com (No. 24), The Detroit News (No. 28) and Detroit Free Press (No. 37) . . . three-year starter for Coach Tim Fracassi at Southfield (Mich.) Christian School . . . honorable mention All-Oakland Country selection despite missing the majority of his senior year with a sports hernia . . . registered a career-best six sacks in Week 3 vs. University Liggett . . . rated No. 2 on The Oakland Press 2009 Preseason Top 50 Players to Watch . . . recorded 90 tackles as a junior, with 15 resulting in losses including seven sacks . . . tallied a career-high 23 tackles to go along with an interception and a touchdown reception vs. Dearborn Star International Academy in 2008 . . . posted five tackles, including three sacks, vs. Romulus Summit Academy . . . son of Fred and Suzanne Calero . . . born Feb. 20, 1992 . . . plans to major in business.

DANTONIO ON CALERO:
"Taylor Calero will provide immediate competition at the defensive end position. He's extremely explosive and powerful at the point of attack, and he's displayed his abilities as a pass rusher. Taylor had an excellent camp this summer and showed great quickness and versatility."

DARQUEZE DENNARD
CB • 5-11 • 170 • Dry Branch, Ga.
Twiggs County High School • Coach Dexter Copeland
Primary Recruiter: Dave Warner

Dennard Highlights

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2009 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game in Columbus, Ga., and scored on a 48-yard reception in the third quarter . . . four-year starter for Coach Dexter Copeland at Twiggs County High School in Jeffersonville, Ga. . . . two-time Associated Press All-State selection at wide receiver . . . named to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State Team as a defensive back in 2009 . . . Georgia Sports Writers Association honorable mention All-State pick at defensive back as a senior . . . All-Middle Georgia selection as a kick returner in 2009 . . . had 40 catches for 502 yards (12.6 avg.) and 11 touchdowns as a senior while helping the 11-2 Cobras advance to the state quarterfinals . . . recorded 50 tackles and nine interceptions in 2009, returning two for TDs . . . also averaged 27.2 yards on punt returns, including two scores . . . named to the Preseason 2009 Class A Super 11 Team as compiled by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia High School Football Daily . . . earned Atlanta Journal-Constitution and GSWA All-State honors as a wide receiver in 2008 . . . led Middle Georgia in receptions (61), receiving yards (923) and TD catches (17) as a junior . . . had a career-best 18 catches for 255 yards vs. Wilkinson County . . . caught seven passes for 118 yards vs. Wilcox County . . . plays guard on the Cobras' basketball team . . . also participates in track and field . . . son of Lisa Curry . . . born Oct. 10, 1991 . . . plans to major in education.

DANTONIO ON DENNARD:
"Darqueze Dennard is an outstanding all-around athlete, who played both wide receiver and defensive back in high school. He has excellent hands and ball skills, plus he displayed great explosiveness and toughness. Darqueze runs very well and also has outstanding deep-ball judgment as a punt and kick returner, wide receiver and defensive back. He has the knack for making big plays, so we look for him to compete for playing time early on."

MICHAEL DENNIS
OL • 6-7 • 270 • Carey, Ohio
Carey High School • Coach Todd Worst
Primary Recruiter: Don Treadwell

Dennis Highlights

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in the 2010 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game . . . ranked among the nation's top offensive tackles by Max Emfinger (No. 49), Scout.com (No. 71) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 75) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . three-year starter for Coach Todd Worst at Carey (Ohio) High School, helping the Blue Devils to a combined record of 28-7 (.800) . . . earned honorable mention All-Northwest Ohio and All-Midland Athletic League honors as a senior despite missing five games with a knee injury . . . saw action at offensive tackle, tight end, defensive end and long snapper during his prep career . . . presented the team's Most Consistent Offensive Lineman Award in 2009 after helping produce two 1,000-yard rushers for the second year in a row, as the Blue Devils averaged nearly 295 rushing yards per game . . . recorded 28 tackles (16 solos, 12 assists) as a senior, with 8.5 resulting in losses including 5.5 sacks . . . honorable mention All-Northwest Ohio and second-team All-MAL selection as a junior . . . started 12 games at tight end in 2008 where he was utilized primarily as a blocker as Carey averaged nearly 316 rushing yards per game and two running backs eclipsed the 1,000-yard milestone in the same season for the first time in school history . . . had four receptions for 64 yards (16.0 avg.) as a junior . . . totaled a career-best 46 tackles (31 solos, 15 assists) in 2008, with 11 for losses including six sacks . . . caught three passes for 60 yards (20.0 avg.) and two touchdowns as a sophomore . . . four-year letterman in basketball already ranks as Carey's all-time leading scorer with 1,300-plus points . . . currently averaging 23.1 points and 13.5 rebounds as a senior . . . also earned one letter in track and field . . . son of Mike and Denise Dennis . . . born Aug. 14, 1991 . . . undecided major.

DANTONIO ON DENNIS:
"Michael Dennis is a big, powerful athlete that played tight end, offensive tackle and defensive end in high school. He has added 20-to-25 pounds to his frame since last summer. Michael is very athletic for his size, and he really displays his agility as an outstanding basketball player. Another good student, Michael will become an outstanding offensive tackle for us."

KURTIS DRUMMOND
S • 6-2 • 198 • Masury, Ohio
Hubbard High School • Coach Brian Hoffman
Primary Recruiter: Pat Narduzzi

Drummond Highlights

Kurtis Drummond had 24 receptions for 489 yards and three touchdowns while also registering 75 tackles and four sacks as a senior at Hubbard High School. [Photo by The Vindicator]


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top safeties by Scout.com (No. 69) . . . listed among the country's top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 83) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio's top 50 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 44) and Scout.com (No. 47) . . . three-year starter for Coach Brian Hoffman at Hubbard (Ohio) High School . . . had 24 receptions for 489 yards (20.4 avg.) and three touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded two 100-yard receiving games in 2009: vs. Warren Kennedy (2 catches for 105 yards, including a 75-yard TD reception) and Youngstown East (4 for 106) . . . had a career-best eight catches for 91 yards vs. Buckeye . . . registered 75 tackles (46 solos, 29 assists) as a senior, including four sacks . . . also credited with three passes defended and two forced fumbles in 2009 . . . produced eight tackles each vs. Struthers and Cardinal Mooney . . . posted two sacks vs. McKinley . . . tallied a season-high 10 tackles vs. Ravenna Southeast, including a sack . . . returned 12 punts for 110 yards (9.2 avg.) and five kickoffs for 86 yards (17.2 avg.) . . . averaged 35.0 yards on 27 punts as a senior . . . averaged 48.0 yards on two punts vs. Struthers, including a career-long 62-yarder . . . caught 16 passes for 281 yards (17.6 avg.) and four TDs as a junior . . . had five catches for 98 yards and three scores vs. Struthers . . . made 49 tackles (29 solos, 20 assists) in 2008, including two sacks . . . also recorded three interceptions (62 yards) and 11 passes defended as a junior . . . totaled a career-best 11 tackles vs. Aurora, including seven solo stops . . . contributed six tackles vs. Brookfield . . . earned Associated Press Division II All-Ohio Special Mention honors in basketball in 2008-09, playing for Coach Rick Fox . . . currently averaging 17.6 points for the Eagles . . . son of Evette Drummond . . . born Jan. 29, 1992 . . . undecided major.

DANTONIO ON DRUMMOND:
"Kurtis Drummond is a big powerful safety, who has played wide receiver as well. He's an outstanding hitter, who also possesses great ball skills. Kurtis definitely has the combination of size and speed to be a tremendous Big Ten player. He reminds me a great deal of former Spartan safety Thomas Wright. Kurtis is also an outstanding basketball player, and on the court, he demonstrates that he's an extremely fluid and graceful athlete."

WILLIAM GHOLSTON
LB • 6-7 • 237 • Detroit, Mich.
Southeastern High School • Coach Donshell English
Primary Recruiters: Staff

Gholston Highlights

A consensus All-American, William Gholston was named the top senior in the state of Michigan in 2009 after recording a career-best 115 tackles, including 44 tackles for loss and 27 sacks. [Photo by The Detroit News]


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. . . . MaxPreps, SuperPrep, PrepStar (Dream Team) and EA SPORTS All-American . . . ranked among the nation's top prospects by Tom Lemming (No. 12), Rivals.com (No. 21), Scout.com (No. 29), ESPNU 150 (No. 42) and Sporting News (No. 60) . . . named a five-star recruit by Rivals.com . . . ranked among the country's top defensive ends by Tom Lemming (No. 3), Rivals.com (No. 3 strongside), Scouts, Inc. (No. 3), Scout.com (No. 4) and Max Emfinger (No. 9) . . . listed among the nation's top defensive lineman by SuperPrep (No. 13) . . . ranked among the Midwest's top prospects by the Detroit Free Press (No. 4) and SuperPrep (No. 4) . . . rated the state's No. 1 senior by The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Rivals.com, Scout.com and Lansing State Journal . . . two-year starter and two-time all-state selection for Coach Donshell English at Southeastern High School in Detroit, Mich., helping the Jungaleers to a combined record of 20-4 (.833) . . . recorded a career-best 115 tackles as a senior, with 44 resulting in losses including 27 sacks . . . forced 10 fumbles and blocked two punts in 2009 . . . posted double-figure tackles in eight games as a senior, including 14 each in back-to-back games vs. Brother Rice and John Glenn . . . tallied 12 tackles vs. King, including four sacks, and forced two fumbles . . . made nine stops vs. Mumford, including four sacks, and returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown . . . also had four receptions for 39 yards (9.8 avg.) and two TDs in 2009 . . . registered 101 tackles as a junior, including 37 for losses, while anchoring a defensive unit that recorded six shutouts . . . led the Public School League in tackles (101 - tied) and sacks (15) in 2008 . . . reached double-digit tackles in seven games as a junior, including 13 each vs. Douglass and Cass Tech . . . produced three sacks each vs. Crockett and Ford (also forced two fumbles) . . . caught five passes for 42 yards (8.4 avg.) . . . two-year starter at Mumford High School before transferring to Southeastern . . . made 108 stops, including 19 sacks, and two interceptions as a sophomore . . . had 29 catches for 503 yards (17.3 avg.) and nine TDs in 2007 . . . totaled 75 tackles, including nine sacks, as a freshman . . . also had 26 receptions for 467 yards (17.8 avg.) and five scores in 2006 . . . nicknamed "Too Tall" . . . cousin Vernon Gholston earned All-Big Ten honors at Ohio State before being selected in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New York Jets . . . born July 31, 1991 . . . undecided major.

DANTONIO ON GHOLSTON:
"With his national stature, William Gholston displayed a tremendous amount of maturity and discipline throughout his recruitment. He remained focused and committed to Michigan State throughout this hectic process. William will be an outstanding linebacker, and he provides the ability to pressure the quarterback from that position. He was a five-star recruit because in addition to his great size, he's very powerful and instinctive. He also demonstrated great ball skills in our camp. William plays with an attitude, and he makes things happen on the football field."

MYLAN HICKS
CB • 5-11 • 182 • Detroit, Mich.
Renaissance High School • Coach Antonio Watts
Primary Recruiters: Dan Enos/Harlon Barnett

Hicks Highlights

Mylan Hicks, who participated in the 2010 Offensive-Defensive All-American Bowl, is rated among the top cornerbacks in the nation. [Photo by The Detroit News]


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2010 Offense-Defensive All-American Bowl in Myrtle, Beach, S.C. . . . rated among the nation's top cornerbacks by Scout.com (No. 10), Max Emfinger (No. 22), Scouts, Inc. (No. 24) and Rivals.com (No. 42) . . . ranked among the nation's top defensive backs by Tom Lemming (No. 12) . . . named a four-star recruit by Scout.com . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the state's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 3), Rivals.com (No. 8), The Detroit News (No. 18), Lansing State Journal (No. 18) and Detroit Free Press (No. 22) . . . two-year starter for Coach Antonio Watts at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . recorded 44 tackles and four interceptions as a senior in 2009 despite being sidelined for three games with a sprained ankle . . . rushed 104 times for 685 yards (6.6 avg.) and four touchdowns as a junior . . . posted two 100-yard rushing games in 2008: vs. Cooley (13 carries for 165 yards and 2 TDs) and Mumford (22 for 161) . . . also credited with 15 tackles (9 solos, 6 assists), one interception and seven passes defended as a junior . . . registered nine tackles (5 solos, 4 assists), three passes defended and forced a fumble vs. Ford . . . former high school teammate of current Spartans (cornerback) Dana Dixon and (linebacker) Chris Norman . . . also competes in track and field . . . son of Renee and Reggie Hill . . . born Jan. 21, 1993 . . . undecided major.

DANTONIO ON HICKS:
"Mylan Hicks is a cornerback who also played tailback in high school. He comes to Michigan State from Detroit Renaissance and rejoins his former high school teammates Chris Norman and Dana Dixon. Mylan is an outstanding athlete who plays with great toughness and ball judgment. He performed extremely well in the two summer camps that I attended, and he displayed great explosiveness. Mylan has great maturity and should compete for playing time next season. He committed to Michigan State early on and showed no indecision whatsoever throughout the entire recruiting process, and I believe that's a statement about his character."

NICK HILL
RB • 5-6 • 182 • Chelsea, Mich.
Chelsea High School • Coach Brad Bush
Primary Recruiter: Dan Enos

Hill Highlights

Nick Hill was named The Associated Press Division 3-4 Player of the Year in Michigan after rushing for 1,989 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior at Chelsea High School. Hill rushed for 98 touchdowns in his high school career, ranking third all-time in the MHSAA record book. [Photo AnnArbor.com]


Enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top all-purpose backs by Rivals.com (No. 9) and Max Emfinger (No. 17) . . . rated among the country's top tailbacks by Tom Lemming (No. 17) . . . listed among the nation's top running backs by Scout.com (No. 41) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 9), Detroit Free Press (No. 11), Scout.com (No. 11) and The Detroit News (No. 12) . . . four-year starter for Coach Brad Bush at Chelsea (Mich.) High School, helping the Bulldogs to a combined record of 38-9 (.809) . . . two-time all-state selection . . . named 2009 Associated Press Division 3-4 Player of the Year after rushing for 1,989 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior . . . also selected Washtenaw County Player of the Year by AnnArbor.com . . . carried 36 times for 254 yards and three scores vs. Carleton Airport, including a 58-yard TD run with 1:42 left that helped send the Division 3 playoff game into overtime tied at 21 . . . rushed for 2,290 yards and 29 TDs as a junior . . . had 19 receptions for 242 yards (12.7 avg.) in 2008 . . . also returned seven kickoffs for 252 yards (36.0 avg.) and two TDs as a junior, including a 92-yard runback . . . gained 1,658 yards and scored 26 TDs in 2007 . . . his 6,910 rushing yards (sixth) and 98 rushing TDs (third) rank among the Top 10 career totals in Michigan High School Athletic Association record book . . . son of Thomas and Kelly . . . born Dec. 8, 1991 . . . majoring in humanities/pre-law.

DANTONIO ON HILL:
"Nick Hill is another young man who enrolled in school for the spring semester. He is a special athlete who did an outstanding job of displaying his all-around skills in our summer camp. Nick is an extremely explosive and powerful runner, and with his vision and quickness, he does some exciting things with the ball in his hands. He's an outstanding running back who also possesses outstanding kick-return skills."

TRAVIS JACKSON
OL • 6-4 • 265 • New Albany, Ohio
St. Francis DeSales High School • Coach Ryan Wiggins
Primary Recruiter: Mike Tressel

Jackson Highlights

Named a finalist for Ohio's Mr. Football Award, Travis Jackson is rated among the top offensive guards in the nation. [Photo by The Columbus Dispatch]


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. (No. 25), Rivals.com (No. 26), Max Emfinger (No. 34) and Scout.com (No. 59) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 20) and Scout.com (No. 42) . . . three-year letterman and two-year starter for Coach Ryan Wiggins at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio, helping the Stallions to a combined record of 36-6 (.857) including back-to-back regional championships in 2008-09 and a trip to the state finals in 2009 . . . named a finalist for Ohio's Mr. Football award . . . selected Associated Press All-Ohio Division III Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . chosen All-Central District Defensive Player of the Year . . . named All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year by The Columbus Dispatch . . . also earned first-team all-league and All-Agoinus honors in 2009 . . . recorded 78 tackles as a senior, with 27 resulting in losses including 12 sacks . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Stallions amass more than 4,000 rushing yards in 2009 . . . son of Rick and Penny Jackson . . . born June 10, 1991 . . . undecided major.

DANTONIO ON JACKSON:
"Travis Jackson was the AP Ohio Division III Defensive Player of the Year and led his team to the state championship game. In all of my years following high school football, I don't recall a lineman finishing third in the balloting for Ohio's Mr. Football Award. He's a very good student and an extremely talented athlete. Travis is tough and tenacious player, and the guy makes a lot of impressive plays. He's also displayed some great leadership skills. He will come to MSU as an offensive lineman."

JEREMY LANGFORD
RB/WR • 6-0 • 185 • Wayne, Mich.
John Glenn High School • Coach Tim Hardin
Primary Recruiters: Dan Enos/Don Treadwell

Langford Highlights

Jeremy Langford rushed 205 times for 1,932 yards (9.4 avg.) and 24 touchdowns as a senior, including six games with 200 or more yards. [Photo by Sean Scherer]


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the nation's top 100 running backs by Scout.com (No. 73) . . . rated among the state's top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 5), Rivals.com (No. 18), Lansing State Journal (No. 21), Scout.com (No. 21) and The Detroit News (No. 24) . . . Associated Press Division 1-2 All-State selection . . . named to The Detroit News All-Metro West and Detroit Free Press All-West Teams . . . two-way starter for Coach Tim Hardin at John Glenn High School in Westland, Mich. . . . rushed 205 times for 1,932 yards (9.4 avg.) and 24 touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded six 200-yard rushing games in 2009, including two 300-yard efforts: vs. Pinckney (30 carries for career-best 370 yards and six TDs), Churchill (23 for 201 and three TDs), Franklin (24 for 210 and three TDs), Plymouth (33 for 329 and two TDs), Wayne Memorial (16 for 236 and four TDs) and Northville (25 for 282 and three TDs) . . . registered 53 tackles and two interceptions from the strong safety position . . . attends the same high school that produced current Spartan wide receiver Keshawn Martin . . . son of Jeffery and Shamine Langford . . . born Dec. 6, 1991 . . . plans to major in business.

DANTONIO ON LANGFORD:
"Jeremy Langford is a very explosive player who ran the wildcat offense to near perfection in high school. He has great vision, cutting ability and ball skills. As a defensive player, Jeremy has displayed aggressiveness and toughness. He has great speed and can play a variety of positions, so there's no question that he'll be an excellent player for us. Jeremy will start out as a running back and wide receiver."

ISAIAH LEWIS
S • 5-11 • 190 • Indianapolis, Ind.
Ben Davis High School • Coach Mike Kirschner
Primary Recruiter: Don Treadwell

Lewis Highlights

Isaiah Lewis, a PrepStar All-American who recorded two interceptions and forced six fumbles as a senior, is listed among the nation's top 25 safeties by Rivals.com and Scout.com. [Photo by Ben Davis High School]


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Invited to play in the 2010 Offense-Defensive All-American Bowl in Myrtle, Beach, S.C. . . . PrepStar All-American . . . listed among the nation's top safeties by Rivals.com (No. 19), Scout.com (No. 20) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 61) . . . rated among the country's top free safeties by Max Emfinger (No. 20) . . . named a four-star recruit by Rivals.com . . . ranked among the Midwest's top prospects by the Detroit Free Press (No. 16) and SuperPrep (No. 46) . . . rated among Indiana's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 4) and Rivals.com (No. 5) . . . three-year starter for Coach Mike Kirschner at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Ind. . . . Associated Press Class 5A All-State selection as a senior . . . finished second on the team in tackles with 43 (35 solos, 8 assists) in 2009, including nine for losses (36 yards), despite missing two games with a knee injury . . . also intercepted two passes and forced six fumbles as a senior . . . returned five punts for 102 yards (20.4 avg.) in 2009 . . . recorded a season-high 12 tackles vs. Center Grove, including 10 solo hits . . . made five stops vs. Terre Haute South, with two resulting in losses including a 19-yard sack . . . returned two punts for 78 yards vs. Terre Haute North, including a 52-yarder . . . posted nine tackles vs. Warren Central, including three for losses . . . registered six stops and an interception vs. North Central . . . scored on a 61-yard run and came up with an interception in the 2009 season opener vs. South Bend St. Joseph's . . . produced 130 tackles and three interceptions as a junior . . . also lettered as an outfielder and pitcher for the Giants' baseball team . . . hit .375 with four home runs and 19 RBI in 2009 . . . son of Lorenzo and Jo Ann . . . born Oct. 30, 1991 . . . undecided major.

DANTONIO ON LEWIS:
"Isaiah Lewis is another four-star prospect who has great explosiveness and natural hitting ability. He does a great job of getting off blocks and making plays. Isaiah is a good student who comes from an outstanding high school program in Indianapolis. He'll become a great leader, and we expect him to get involved in our secondary playing rotation very quickly. He has excellent ball skills and has outstanding deep-ball judgement."

TONY LIPPETT
WR • 6-3 • 185 • Detroit, Mich.
Crockett High School • Coach Rod Oden
Primary Recruiters: Dan Enos/Don Treadwell

Lippett Highlights

Tony Lippett accounted for 3,014 total yards and 30 touchdowns while also recording 55 tackles and nine interceptions as a senior at Crockett High School. [Photo by The Detroit News]


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top wide receivers by Scouts,Inc. (No. 50) and Scout.com (No. 62) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the state's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 13), Detroit Free Press (No. 13), Lansing State Journal (No. 16), The Detroit News (No. 17) and Rivals.com (No. 19) . . . three-year starter for Coach Rod Oden at Crockett High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . Associated Press All-State selection as a defensive back in 2009 . . . recorded 55 tackles (36 solos, 19 assists) and nine interceptions (45 return yards) as a senior . . . posted a season-high seven tackles vs. Cody . . . intercepted two passes vs. St. Mary Catholic Central . . . accounted for 3,014 total yards and 30 touchdowns while leading the Rockets to a 10-2 record in 2009 . . . completed 116-of-187 passes (.620) for 2,066 yards, 17 TDs and six interceptions as a senior while earning All-Metro Detroit honors . . . produced four 200-yard passing games in 2009, including two 300-yard efforts . . . hit 18-of-27 passes for 330 yards, three TDs and one interception in Crockett's 50-48 victory over Hazel Park . . . completed 11-of-15 throws for 213 yards and two scores vs. Cooley . . . connected on 10-of-12 tosses for 199 yards and three TDs vs. Finney . . . went 12-of-15 passing for 238 yards and two TDs vs. Kettering . . . completed 16-of-21 passes for 359 yards, four TDs and one interception in a 32-26 win over St. Mary Catholic Central . . . rushed 105 times for 948 yards (9.0 avg.) and 13 TDs as a senior . . . recorded three 100-yard rushing games in 2009: vs. Kettering (9 carries for 146 yards and one TD), Cooley (7 for 129 and one TD) and Hazel Park (15 for 129 and four TDs) . . . registered 36 tackles (32 solos, 4 assists) and three interceptions as a junior . . . came up with two interceptions vs. Detroit Northwestern . . . made six solo stops vs. Denby Tech . . . accounted for 2,749 total yards and 23 TDs in 2008 . . . completed 157-of-219 throws (.717) for 1,967 yards, 13 TDs and 12 interceptions as a junior . . . had four 200-yard passing games in 2008, including three straight during one stretch . . . threw for 292 yards and two scores on 21-of-23 passing vs. Denby Tech . . . carried 87 times for 782 yards (9.0 avg.) and 10 TDs in 2008 . . . gained a career-best 165 yards and scored three TDs on 12 attempts vs. Denby Tech . . . father Tony and mother Selina . . . born July 2, 1992 . . . plans to major in kinesiology.

DANTONIO ON LIPPETT:
"Tony Lippett played quarterback in high school, but after seeing him perform in camp a couple of times, we recruited him as a wide receiver. He's a track athlete who combines great speed with a big frame, so he'll be a great target. Tony is another outstanding student who showed a lot of maturity during his recruitment. He too never wavered and maintained his commitment. He has that extra gear that makes him an immediate deep threat."

KEITH MUMPHERY
WR • 6-1 • 195 • Vienna, Ga.
Dooly County High School • Coach Darryl Silas
Primary Recruiter: Dave Warner

Mumphery Highlights

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top wide receivers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 55) and Scout.com (No. 115) . . . rated among the country's top athletes by Rivals.com (No. 61) . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Dixie and PrepStar's All-Southeast Teams . . . listed among Georgia's top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 50) and Rivals.com (No. 54) . . . two-year starter for Coach Darryl Silas at Dooly County High School in Vienna, Ga. . . . third-team All-Middle Georgia selection in 2009 . . . had 37 receptions for 611 yards (16.5 avg.) and 16 touchdowns as a senior . . . caught nine passes for 123 yards and two scores vs. Northeast Macon in 2009 . . . named to the Preseason 2009 Class A Super 11 Team as compiled by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia High School Football Daily . . . earned first-team all-state honors from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a junior . . . 2008 honorable mention all-state pick by The Associated Press and Georgia Sports Writers Association . . . selected first-team All-Middle Georgia as a junior . . . had 49 catches for 970 yards (19.8 avg.) and 14 TDs in 2008 . . . recorded 78 tackles and two interceptions, returning one for a TD, as a junior . . . wore football jersey No. 17 in high school as a tribute to former Spartan and New York Giant Plaxico Burress . . . scored points for the Bobcats in the 2009 GHSA Class A track meet, finishing sixth in the 400 . . . member of the 400-meter relay that placed third in the 2008 state meet . . . son of Keith Mumphery and Sandra Mathis . . . born June 5, 1992 . . . undecided major.

DANTONIO ON MUMPHERY:
"Keith Mumphrey is another student-athlete from Georgia that committed early in the recruiting process. We identified him as a top prospect last spring and offered him a scholarship immediately. He is a big guy with track speed and great ball skills. Keith has displayed toughness while playing on both sides of the football, plus he's a very good kick returner. He's definitely a strong candidate to make contributions to the lineup very early in his career. He will play wide receiver for us."

NIKO PALAZETI
FB • 6-2 • 245 • Northville, Mich.
Detroit Catholic Central High School • Coach: Tom Mach
Primary Recruiters: Mark Dantonio/Mike Tressel

Palazeti Highlights

Niko Palazeti rushed for 1,279 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior while leading Detroit Catholic Central to a perfect 14-0 record and the Division I state championship. [Photo by The Detroit News]


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the state's top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 27) and The Detroit News (No. 56) . . . named to The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and All-Oakland County Dream Teams in 2009 . . . three-year, two-way starter at fullback and defensive tackle for Coach Tom Mach at Detroit Catholic Central High School in Novi, Mich. . . . 2009 Associated Press Division 1 All-State selection as a lineman . . . named All-Area Player of the Year as a senior . . . two-time All-Metro North and All-Catholic Central Division choice . . . rushed 224 times for 1,279 yards (5.7 avg.) and 24 touchdowns as a senior while helping the Shamrocks to a perfect 14-0 record and the Division 1 state championship . . . had eight receptions for 102 yards (12.8 avg.) in 2009 . . . also contributed 22 tackles, including one sack, as a senior . . . gained 146 yards and scored on a pair of 1-yard runs on 34 attempts in the 2009 state final vs. Sterling Heights Stevenson . . . ran 27 times for 175 yards and two scores in the state semifinal vs. Holt . . . produced 107 yards and three TDs vs. Monroe . . . rushed for 551 yards and 11 TDs on 104 carries as a junior . . . caught nine passes for 100 yards in 2008 . . . registered 32 tackles (12 solos, 20 assists), including 4.5 sacks, and recovered two fumbles as a junior . . . carried 15 times for 91 yards and scored in the game-winning TD with 43.1 seconds left in a 14-7 victory over Orchard Lake St. Mary's in 2008 . . . accounted for 145 all-purpose yards vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary's (4 catches for 51 yards) . . . son of Jeffrey and Toulla Palazeti . . . born Feb. 24, 1992 . . . plans to major in pre-law.

DANTONIO ON PALAZETI: "Niko Palazeti is the first true fullback that we've recruiting since returning to Michigan State, and he'll play a huge role in our offense for years to come. As a senior, he helped carry Detroit Catholic Central to the state championship. At 245 pounds, Niko plays with toughness. The more video we watched, the more impressed we became with the way he runs with the football and catches the ball. He displayed good explosiveness as both a blocker and defensive end."

MARCUS RUSH
DE • 6-3 • 225 • Cincinnati, Ohio
Archbishop Moeller High School • Coach John Rodenberg
Primary Recruiter: Harlon Barnett

Rush Highlights

Marcus Rush recorded 15.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks as a senior at Archbishop Moeller High School. [Photo by Jim Owens]


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top defensive ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 55), Scout.com (No. 60) and Max Emfinger (No. 74) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 36) and Scout.com (No. 44) . . . two-year starter for Coach John Rodenberg at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . selected Great Catholic League South Co-Athlete of the Year after leading the conference in sacks (11 for 73 yards) as a senior while helping the Crusaders to a 9-2 record . . . finished second on the team in tackles with 70 (35 solos, 35 assists) in 2009, including 15.5 for losses (103 yards) . . . had two interceptions as a senior, returning one 10 yards for a touchdown in the season opener vs. Winton Woods . . . also credited with four quarterback hurries, four passes defended and two blocked kicks in 2009 . . . posted a season-best three sacks vs. LaSalle . . . earned second-team All-GCL South honors as a junior . . . registered 75 tackles, including nine sacks, and recovered two fumbles in 2008 . . . recorded a career-high four sacks vs. Findlay . . . intercepted a pass in back-to-back games vs. Elder (55-yard return) and Indianapolis Cathedral (60-yard return) . . . appeared in eight games as a sophomore and made 16 tackles (8 solos, 8 assists) . . . attends the same high school that produced current Spartan All-America linebacker Greg Jones . . . son of John and Ginny Rush . . . born June 19, 1991 . . . plans to major in business.

DANTONIO ON RUSH:
"Marcus Rush is an outstanding student who committed last summer, and he comes to Michigan State from a tradition-rich football program in Archbishop Moeller. He plays with a high motor while playing in one of the most competitive football conferences in the country. Marcus had outstanding junior and senior years, making plays all over the field. He came up with big sacks and interceptions. Marcus displays all of the talents necessary to be an outstanding player on the edge: power, quickness and toughness."

MIKE SADLER
P • 6-1 • 185 • Grand Rapids, Mich.
Forest Hills Northern High School • Coach Jeff Rapelje
Primary Recruiter: Dan Roushar

Sadler Highlights

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top punters by Scout.com (No. 3) . . . listed among the country's top kickers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 5) and Rivals.com (No. 7) . . . rated as possessing the fourth-strongest leg among kickers by Rivals.com . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 23), Rivals.com (No. 28) and Detroit Free Press (No. 49) . . . two-year starter for Coach Jeff Rapelje at Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . averaged 39.9 yards on 32 punts as a senior, including a season-long 61-yarder . . . placed 13 kicks inside the opponent's 20-yard line in 2009 . . . ranked second on the team in scoring as a senior with 33 points, hitting 27-of-29 extra-point and 2-of-4 field-goal attempts . . . converted a school-record 58-yard field goal vs. Belding . . . averaged 63.0 yards on 33 kickoffs in 2009 . . . averaged 38.6 yards per punt as a junior, including a career-best 65-yarder . . . accounted for 15 points in 2008, converting 12-of-13 PATs and 1-of-2 field-goal tries . . . as a junior, his only field goal came vs. West Catholic, a 43-yarder . . . also lettered in basketball for the Huskies . . . sports a perfect 4.0 grade-point average . . . son of David and Karen Sadler . . . born Nov. 19, 1991 . . . plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.

DANTONIO ON SADLER:
"Mike Sadler is one of the top five punters in the nation. With Aaron Bates heading into his senior year, Mike solidifies our punting game for the next five years. He's a left-footed punter with great get-off times and very impressive hang times. Mike did an outstanding job in our summer camp with his hang time and punt placement. He too is an outstanding student-athlete, with a perfect 4.0."

SKYLER SCHOFNER
OL • 6-6 • 276 • Sunbury, Ohio
Big Walnut High School • Coach Joe Weaver
Primary Recruiters: Mike Tressel/Dan Roushar/Mark Staten

Schofner Highlights

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played in Aloha Prep Bowl (Mainland vs. Hawaii All-Stars) . . . named Most Physical Lineman at the Aloha Prep Bowl by Rivals.com . . . participated in the 2010 Offense-Defensive All-American Bowl in Myrtle, Beach, S.C. . . . ranked among the nation's top offensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 17), Rivals.com (No. 22) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 40) . . . named a four-star recruit by Rivals.com . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 41) . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 8) and Scout.com (No. 10) . . . played his senior season for Coach Joe Weaver at Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio . . . previously was a two-year, two-way starter at offensive and defensive tackle for Coach John Enochs at Washington Court House (Ohio) High School . . . son of Heather Schofner . . . born Oct. 10, 1991 . . . plans to major in criminal justice.

DANTONIO ON SCHOFNER:
"Skyler Schofner, another four-star prospect, is a big, athletic offensive lineman. He's a very good athlete with a huge upside. Skyler possesses all of the attributes to allow himself to play early in his career, including a great motor. He only needs experience to become a dominant player at this level. Skyler is another young man that showed maturity and remained committed throughout his recruitment. He has great power and is big and physical."

ANTHONY RASHAD WHITE
DT • 6-2 • 310 • Battle Creek, Mich.
Fort Scott (Kan.) Comm. College • Coach Jeff Sims
Primary Recruiter: Mark Staten

White Highlights

Anthony Rashad White (lower left) recorded 61 tackles as a red-shirt freshman at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College, including 13 tackles for loss and five sacks. [Photo by Kathleen Hinrichs, Fort Scott Community College]


Has three years of eligibility remaining (three-for-three) . . . JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played for Coach Jeff Sims at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College and helped the Greyhounds to an 11-1 record in 2009, advancing to the NJCAA National Championship Game vs. Blinn College in the inaugural Citizens Bank Bowl . . . ranked fourth on the team in tackles as a red-shirt freshman, with 61 (34 solos, 27 assists) . . . credited with 13 tackles for loss (65 yards) in 2009, including five sacks (38) . . . recorded eight tackles (7 solos, 1 assist) vs. Butler Community College, with four resulting in losses (29 yards) including three sacks (25) . . . also produced eight stops (4 solos, 4 assists) vs. Independence Community College . . . selected Kansas Jayhawk Community College Co-Defensive Player of the Week after posting a career-best 10 tackles (8 solos, 2 assists), with two for losses including a sack vs. Air Force Prep . . . redshirted in 2008 . . . attended Harmony Community School in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2007 . . . two-year starter for Coach Al Slamer at Battle Creek (Mich.) Central High School . . . earned first-team all-state honors as a senior in 2006 after registering 80 tackles and finishing second on the Bearcats in tackles for loss with 42, including 12 sacks . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan running back Larry Caper . . . won the 2007 state power-lifting championship as a super heavyweight, with a record 625-pound deadlift . . . son of Reggie and Sheila White . . . born Aug. 2, 1989 . . . undecided major.

DANTONIO ON WHITE:
"Anthony Rashad White is a junior college player who still has three years of eligibility remaining. He's strong and powerful, and runs very, very well for a man his size. He's an extremely athletic defensive lineman. Originally from Battle Creek Central, he holds most of the school's all-time records in the bench, deadlift and other lifts."

JUSTIN WILSON
LB • 6-0 • 215 • Davie, Fla.
Western High School • Coach Matt Egloff
Primary Recruiter: Mark Staten

Wilson Highlights

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top outside linebackers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 70) and Scouts.com (No. 72) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Team . . . two-year starter for Coach Matt Egloff at Western High School in Davie, Fla. . . . recorded 56 tackles in eight games as a senior, with 17 for losses including five sacks . . . rushed 12 times for 102 yards (8.5 avg.) in 2009 . . . produced 65 tackles in six games as a junior, including three sacks . . . gained 165 yards on 25 carries and scored three rushing touchdowns in 2008 . . . two-time state qualifier in wrestling . . . currently ranks second in the state at 215 pounds with a 15-1 record . . . nephew of Monique Wilson . . . born Feb. 19, 1992 . . . plans to major in criminal justice.

DANTONIO ON WILSON:
"Justin Wilson is a high-energy player and a solid tackler. He's powerful and explosive, and you can see those qualities in him as one of Florida's top-ranked wrestlers. Justin was a highly-recruited player who committed to Michigan State late in the process. He's an extremely talented player that gets from point A to point B with great speed and an attitude to match."