It’s no secret that Michigan State recruiting thrives on the close to home talent, especially those in the ‘Mitten State’. In fact, when you take a look at the past two classes, 14 total commits have come from the state of Michigan.
Mark Dantonio and the rest of the coaching staff are looking to keep that in-state momentum going as they hosted some of the top local prospects in the class of 2020 on July 31.
Spartans offer pair of top wideouts
Two of those prospects in East Lansing on July 31 were a pair of the top wideouts in the state of Michigan.
3-star recruit Ian Stewart (Rockwood, Mich.) out of Oscar A. Carlson High School announced via Twitter that he had received an offer from Michigan State following his visit.
The 6-3 and 200-pound wide receiver is the No. 9 player in the state of Michigan and No. 70 wideout. Stewart currently holds offers from Michigan, Syracuse, Cincinnati and Boston College as well as Michigan State.
In addition to Stewart, the Spartans extended an offer to another local wideout as Bay City Central star Devell Washington announced his offer as well.
I’m excited to say that I’ve received a scholarship offer from Michigan State University! #GoGreenGoWhite @MSU_Football @DantonioMark @MSUTSamuel pic.twitter.com/8YWkYggC13
— Devell Washington (@DevellWashingt2) July 31, 2018
The 6-4 and 200-pound recruit is a 3-star according to 247Sports. Washington is the No. 13 prospect in Michigan and No. 78 receiver overall nationally. Washington is obviously talented and has the size to compete at a high level, but what excites some Spartan fans is the legacy he may bring. Washington is the nephew of one of best receivers in college football history and arguably the best ever to do it at Michigan State, none other than Charles Rogers. Washington has already received offers from Michigan and Ohio State, as well as the other directional in-state schools Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan.
Other 2020 prospects who visited this week
Cornell Wheeler (West Bloomfield, Mich.), a 3-star inside linebacker, was among those who visited campus on Tuesday. The 6-1 and 220 pounder doesn’t have an offer from Michigan State yet, but he has offers from other Big Ten schools including Michigan, Indiana and Minnesota. I wouldn’t be surprised if an offer from the Spartans was in the works, though, as they are the odds-on favorite to land one of the top linebackers in the Midwest according to 247Sports.
3-star guard Dallas Fincher (Grand Rapids, Mich.) of East Kentwood High School was also in East Lansing for a visit. Already one of the more highly sought-after offensive linemen in the class of 2020, Fincher has been on Michigan State’s radar since an offer came in April of this year. In addition to the Spartans, the 6-4 and 260-pound lineman has offers from Wisconsin, Boston College, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Michigan among many others. Fincher would be a great piece to add to what is shaping up to be a tremendous offensive line in the future for Michigan State.
Here’s a list of other recruits who visited on Tuesday:
Bryce Mostella, defensive end (East Kentwood, Mich.)
Dustin Fletcher, quarterback (Flint, Mich.)
Peny Boone, running back (Detroit, Mich.)
Earnest Saunders, wide receiver (Flint, Mich.)
Cameron Martinez, quarterback/athlete (Muskegon, Mich.)
Donavan Edwards, running back (West Bloomfield, Mich.)