With the 2018 season on its way, Michigan State recruiting has 16 verbal commitments for its 2019 class.

The early signing period begins on Dec. 19 which gives the Spartans a little over four months to add those final pieces to what is already shaping up to be an impressive class. Here are the biggest positions of need that Michigan State should focus on before National Signing Day.

Quarterback

The Spartans currently have three quarterbacks on scholarship heading into the 2018 season, although after junior starter Brian Lewerke there is not an abundance of experience.

Backup Rocky Lombardi is a redshirt freshman and incoming true freshman Theo Day are waiting in the wings. This lack of experience makes it that much more important for Michigan State to land a signal-caller in this recruiting cycle.

While it seemed that 4-star Dwan Mathis (Oak Park, Mich.) was the future at the position, his flip to Ohio State leaves the Spartans with little time to find a replacement for this class. 3-star Sam Saxton who was a target of Michigan State, announced his commitment to Southern Mississippi last week.

Defensive line

One of the bigger commitments for the 2019 class was that of Flint Carman-Ainsworth defensive end Michael Fletcher. Even so, the position of defensive line is still one that could use some depth.

3-star defensive end Darius Robinson (Canton, Mich.), who holds an offer from the Spartans, recently announced his top seven schools which included Michigan State.

Another target is 6-4 defensive tackle Isaiah Gibson (Springfield, Ohio) who after cutting his list of top schools down to five, received offers from SEC schools Florida and Georgia. Gibson is planning on announcing his commitment on Sept. 19.

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Growing up I knew two things, I loved sports and I was a talented writer. With that in mind I set out to begin my career in sports journalism. As a lifelong fan of Spartan athletics, I decided to attend MSU and later graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. My other sports passion is Detroit sports, specifically the Detroit Lions (still waiting to witness my first playoff win). Since graduating from MSU, I have had the opportunity to write for various publications including MLive and Detroit Sports Nation. I am now excited to join Armchair All Americans and help cover Michigan State recruiting. Besides sports, I enjoy playing video games and listening to all kinds of genres of rock music. I currently reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan with my wife Melissa.
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Content Creator at Armchair Michigan State The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Growing up I knew two things, I loved sports and I was a talented writer. With that in mind I set out to begin my career in sports journalism. As a lifelong fan of Spartan athletics, I decided to attend MSU and later graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. My other sports passion is Detroit sports, specifically the Detroit Lions (still waiting to witness my first playoff win). Since graduating from MSU, I have had the opportunity to write for various publications including MLive and Detroit Sports Nation. I am now excited to join Armchair All Americans and help cover Michigan State recruiting. Besides sports, I enjoy playing video games and listening to all kinds of genres of rock music. I currently reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan with my wife Melissa.

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