After a recent run of commits in the month of June, including 5-star offensive tackle Devontae Dobbs, Michigan State‘s 2019 class is on the rise both within the Big Ten and nationally.

Head coach Mark Dantonio and the rest of the Spartans coaching staff are hard at work to keep this recent run of success on the recruiting trail rolling, but which targets are on their radar?

Jaren Mangham, HB/ATH, Detroit, Mich.

The Cass Tech star and No. 1 halfback in the state of Michigan recently cut his list of top schools down to nine, a list that included Michigan State. While the Spartans have already added two running backs (Brandon Wright and Anthony Williams Jr.) to this class, the 6-1 and 214-pound back would provide an immediate boost to the class. The 4-star prospect also has offers from Colorado, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M and TCU among others.

Joshua Calvert, ILB, Westlake Village, Calif.

The Spartans offered the 4-star inside linebacker on May 14. The 6-3 and 220 pounder is one of the more highly coveted linebackers, and it looks like mostly West coast schools are in the mix. In addition to Michigan State, USC, UCLA, Washington, Arizona State and BYU have sent offers.

Tykee Smith, safety, Philadelphia, Pa.

The 3-star safety has been on the Spartans’ radar since an offer in November 2017. Although West Virginia has long been considered a favorite for Smith, perhaps Michigan State could sneak into the mix. The 5-11 and 187 pounder is one of the top prospects in the state of Pennsylvania and the No. 37 safety nationally according to 247Sports.

Darius Robinson, defensive end, Canton, Mich.

As one of the top targets in the state of Michigan, Robinson has been a player that Michigan State has been after for quite some time. The 6-6 and 250-pound prospect has a 3-star rating according to 247Sports and has offers from several schools throughout the Midwest and beyond. Robinson recently released his top seven schools (in no specific order) with the Spartans, Syracuse, Maryland, Virginia, Toledo, Rutgers and Colorado included.

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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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