More Recruiting News?! Running Back Mikail McCall is Spartan #11 for 2011

For the second time in two days a recruit has committed to Michigan State, and this time it's running back Mikail McCall from Dolton, Illinois.  Unlike yesterday's commitment Arjen Colquhoun, McCall is a much more of a known quantity, so I can give you his recruiting rankings:

RIVALS: 3* (5.6 Rivals Rating), #18 Overall in Illinois, #37 RB

SCOUT: 3*, #46 RB

ESPN: 3* (Grade of 77), #44 RB

That's about as steady an analysis as possible across recruiting services, and his offers are consistent with his rankings; Purdue, Minnesota, Syracuse, Illinois, and Wisconsin all offered McCall.  At 5'11" and 210 lbs. he's most likely to be a power back in college.  His 40 time of 4.71 may raise a few eyebrows, but has ran a 10.7 in the 100 before, and since I've never heard of anyone running a 10.7 100 (hand-timed or FAT) with a 40 time over 4.7, I'm betting he can go much faster than 4.71.

I can't imagine Michigan State taking another running back in this class - they already have Onaje Miller, and there's five running backs (Baker, Caper, Hill, Bell, and Langford - although I still think Langford could play somewhere else) on the roster already.  In other words, read the previous sentence as "Justice Hayes is most likely not coming to Michigan State".

MSU currently has six more scholarships to give away, and I have to think three of those are earmarked for the offensive line and the other three for the defense.  Sure, transfers or legal problems (PLEASE LET IT NOT BE LEGAL PROBLEMS) could open up a few scholarships, but sadly this isn't the SEC and we can count our players reliably.  I wouldn't expect any new commitments for a while, but the Spartans are sitting pretty with about two-thirds of the 2011 class filled.

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