It's signing day on Wednesday, which means a few things. First, we'll welcome a number of new Spartans into the fold, somewhere in the late teens. Two, teams' fans will all be like, "We're getting 10 wins for sure next year!" and I'll be like, "Looks like another 8-4 season for you Seminole fan." and they'll be all like ":(". Lastly, as fans we'll review the class and say something to the effect of "This is a good class, but next year's will be even better", even though we have no idea how these recruits will perform on the field.
That said, welcome aboard Demetrious Cox! The four-star safety out of Jeannette, Pennsylvania picked Michigan State out of a final three of the Spartans, Penn State, and Ohio State; Cox also had offers from Wisconsin and Notre Dame. The four-star safety is ranked as the 10th best prospect in Pennsylvania and the 13th best safety in the nation. The other services concur. Cox is the 8th best safety in the nation according to Scout, the 18th best safety according to 247 Sports, and the 28th best athlete according to ESPN. All services have him at four stars.
Cox joins Jermaine Edmondson, Ezra Robinson, and Mark Meyers as defensive back commits for Michigan State in 2012, and unless a rip in the space-time continuum deposits mid-80's Deion Sanders in East Lansing, the Spartans are done taking defensive backs. Michigan State could be done taking recruits entirely right now, as they're close to the 85 scholarship team limit. Signing day is coming, and with the commitments of Cox and wide receiver Monty Madaris in the past 24 hours the Spartans look to be finishing strong.