Michigan State Signs Dashaun Mallory to National Letter of Intent
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio announced on Tuesday that defensive tackle Dashaun Mallory (6-3, 310, Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook High School) has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Spartans and will join the team for the 2018 season.
Dashaun Mallory -- 6-3, 310 -- DT -- Bolingbrook, Ill. -- Bolingbrook High School
Ranked one of the top defensive tackles in the nation by Rivals.com (No. 44) and 247Sports (No. 59) . . . listed as one of the top overall players in the state of Illinois by 247Sports (No. 12) and Rivals.com (No. 12) . . . named one of the top defensive tackle prospects in the state of Illinois by 247Sports (No. 2) and Rivals.com (No. 3) . . . played for Coach John Ivlow at Bolingbrook High School . . . helped the Raiders to the Class 8A state playoffs in 2017 . . . named to the 2017 Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State Team . . . recorded 12 sacks and 20 tackles for loss during his senior season . . . also forced six fumbles and scored two touchdowns . . . son of Donna Mallory and Shawn Chambers . . . born Oct. 10, 1999.
Dantonio on Mallory:
"Dashaun comes from a tremendous high school program that has produced a lot of collegiate players. We've been extremely interested in him throughout the entire recruiting process. He's been on campus numerous times, including our camp last summer, and we've also watched him play. We're very excited he's decided to become a Spartan.
"Dashaun is a big guy who can move and is very instinctive. He gives us immediate depth at defensive tackle. We're looking forward to his future impact at Michigan State as a student, football player, and individual."