July 13, 2012

Spartans close to a DT commitment?

Michigan State could be close to landing defensive tackle Devyn Salmon of Plant City High School in Florida. The 6-foot-1, 285-pound prospect has recently narrowed his choices down to the Spartans and the West Virginia Mountaineers. Find out more.

Salmon has over 15 offers on the table from BCS school such as Michigan State, West Virginia, Missouri, Virginia, Wake Forest, Cincinnati and Iowa State. SpartanMag.com spoke with Salmon briefly last night and asked him about his plan to make his commitment this summer and his thoughts on Michigan State University.

"Yes, I will make my commitment later this month when I get confirmation," Salmon said. "Michigan State seems like a great place to be from the coaches to the players. I speak with Denzel (Drone) every week. I have not been there yet, but I plan on it."

Salmon indicated has no problem leaving the state of Florida and making his mark in a conference like the Big Ten or the Big 12. He informed us he is looking for a school that gives him the best opportunity for success both athletically and academically. We asked him if he is on pace academically and what type of player the Spartans or Mountaineers would be getting.

"Everything is good (academically)," he stated. "I am an all-out player. I will give it to my last to get the job done. I have a good burst off the ball and quick feet. I'm working hard to get bigger, stronger and quicker."

Michigan State is being very active in Florida this year when it comes to recruiting. Last year the staff was able to sign 2 Floridians in wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. of Fort Lauderdale and cornerback Ezra Robinson of Sarasota. If Salmon does become a member of the Spartan family, do not be surprised if the coaching staff looks to team him up on the defensive line with a couple of other Florida prospects.

SpartanMag.com will continue to follow the recruitment of Salmon in the coming weeks. If he ends up selecting the Spartans he will give them a player that will have a chance to be work his way into the 2-deeps early on as Michigan State will graduate seniors Anthony Rashad-White and Tyler Hoover after this year.

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