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Football adds JUCO DT

[Bumped.  --LVS.]

Per Hondo and Scout (though not Rivals, yet) MSU has added Anthony White, a defensive tackle originally from Battle Creek who played last year at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas. He has three years of eligibility remaining and Hondo's guy puts him at 6'2" 315.

The only thing I'd say against this recruit is his likely inability to play in the defensive secondary. A lot of people are down on recruiting junior college players, but filling a few in here or there shouldn't hurt. Its when you fill the roster with them that it becomes a vicious cycle. Dantonio's only other JUCO recruit, DT Michael Jordan, is done this year.

Rivals ranks White as a 3* recruit

Those fools at Scout are obviously biased and probably Michigan fans so they rate him as a 1*.

Nebraska is listed as also offering him a scholarship. 

Hondo says this about him:

He was dominant at the CC level, but will need to work on two key areas.  The first being his footwork.  He was able at the CC level to get away without being technically sound and simply over powered opponents.  Once his feet are set past the line of scrimmage he has good speed chasing down the quarterback and running backs.  He will need to work on keeping those feet under him and get those feet set quick so he can take advantage of that surprising speed.  I am in no way saying he is a sprinter, but he does play fast and that caught the Spartans eye.

 

Hondo glosses over one problem he may have at MSU: White's Fort Scott profile indicates some sloppy necktie technique that Coach D will no doubt have to correct.

That makes 19 commits for football. I've seen all sorts of speculation of how many more players they'll take, based on scholarships opening up from transfers/kickings of the team.

This is a FanPost, written by a member of the TOC community. It does not represent the official positions of The Only Colors, Inc.--largely because we have no official positions.

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