Recruiting: Michigan State looking at in-state standouts

Recruiting: Michigan State looking at in-state standouts

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Recruiting: Michigan State looking at in-state standouts

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Michigan State is quietly assembling another outstanding class under Mark Dantonio. The Spartans are looking to continue to stay hot on the recruiting trail and a pair of in-state prospects are at the top of the board.

Detroit Cass Tech offensive lineman Jordan Reid

The 6-foot-4, 284-pound prospect is the No. 20 offensive guard recruit in the nation for the class of 2017. His scholarship offer list includes MSU, Michigan, Tennessee, Florida and Pittsburgh among others.

Reid is participating in The Opening Camp in Beaverton, Ore. He plans on making his decision on July 9 during the team finals of the camp. The Spartans are viewed as one of his top choices.

Michigan State already has one Cass Tech product on the offensive line in Dennis Finley. The Spartans like recruiting Cass Tech players because they play against elite competition and are no stranger to hard work. Adding a player with Reid’s ability would secure one of the best offensive line groups of the Dantonio era.

Flint Southwestern defensive lineman Deron Irving-Bey

The 6-foot-5, 245-pound prospect was a standout performer at the MSU camp in June. Irving-Bey flashed the type of ability that made him an early offer prospect for the Spartans.

Rivals ranks the Flint product the No. 19 defensive end in the nation for the class of 2017. In addition to MSU, U-M, Tennessee, Maryland, Pittsburgh and Illinois have offered him a scholarship.

The MSU staff worked Irving-Bey at both the interior and exterior positions on the line while at camp. With a frame that can easily carry more quality weight, Irving-Bey is one of these players that could play multiple spots on the line depending on down, distance and opposition. From a stand-up rusher to a 3-technique run stuffer, Irving-Bey has the ability to play many positions.

If the Spartans are able to add Reid and Irving-Bey to the class of 2017, it will not only give MSU two of the state’s best, but address recruiting needs.

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