4-star enjoys time in East Lansing (Rivals) - Indiana safety Antonio Allen visited MSU last week. Allen is one of four safeties MSU has offered for 2013 and some other schools that have offered him include Iowa, Illinois, Purdue and Ole Miss, with Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin showing interest. The hard-hitting Allen is actually from the same high school as Isaiah Lewis, and Mark Dantonio has had a lot of success with defensive backs, having been a former DB himself.
Midwest's best come out for Adidas Invitational (CBS Sports) - Many of the top prospects in the Midwest were in Ann Arbor last weekend for the Adidas Invitational. While many of the prospects there were committed to Michigan, MSU linebacker commit Jon Reschke was one of the top performers. Reschke and U-M quarterback commit Shane Morris actually are good friends, having grown up together. Morris said he gave Reschke some friendly flack.
"He's my best friend but going to Michigan State so we deal with that a little bit. I always mess with him about it. All our Michigan commits mess with him too because we all know each other well. But he's a great kid and will do big things at Michigan State."
Rivals has a video interview with Reschke from the camp. Reschke says he visited MSU spring practice last week.
More from Adidas Invitational - SpartanMag has a ton of videos from the weekend. Canadian offensive tackle Trey Rutherford attended an MSU junior day earlier this year and is expected to be back at a camp in July.
Detroit Cass Tech safety Delano Hill has offers from Iowa and Illinois, but MSU is keeping a close eye on him. Here is a Rivals video interview with him. Allen Trieu of Scout.com says Hill likely would commit to MSU if the Spartan coaches offer, but they can't offer too late. Although Cass Tech has been a U-M pipeline for years, Hill hasn't heard from U-M and Trieu told The Detroit News some kids might want to be different.
Because a lot of Cass kids have gone to Michigan and some even to Iowa, I think there are a couple of guys at Cass that want to do something different and may be the first ones to go over to MSU. I've heard a couple of guys talk about that.
Chelsea running back Berkley Edwards showed off his speed at the camp. The brother of former Michigan wide receiver Braylon Edwards is a three-star prospect with offers from a lot of MAC schools and Minnesota. Edwards clocked a 4.32 40-yard dash, but MSU coaches told him he needs to do more than run to earn an offer from them.
"For them to offer me, I have to more than just play running back," Edwards said. "I have to be able to kick return. They said I could play corner. They want me to be able to catch the ball as well. They said that for them to assess me that I need to come to camp."
Three-star Grand Blanc linebacker Luke MacLean has some offers from MAC schools and Cincinnati, but MSU, Michigan, Notre Dame are among notable schools that have expressed interest. Rivals has a video interview with MacLean.
Tall, lanky receiver Teo Redding of Warren made some tough catches at the invitational. He's ranked a three-star prospect by Rivals, and told Scout he plans on attending camps for MSU, U-M, Toledo and some other schools, looking to pick up some offers in the summer.
Petrino fallout? Four-star Arizona quarterback Tyler Bruggman has been on a three-day visit to Arkansas, which fired head coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday. One would think that would have a major effect on his opinion of the Razorbacks. He's set to visit MSU on Thursday, then Purdue and Indiana.
No more gentleman's agreement. MSU OL commit Caleb Benenoch isn't worried about Michigan winters. He recently heard from a U-M coach, but Spartan fans don't need to worry about losing him.
UM coach tried to hmu I told him #gogreen you can't recruit a recruiter lol— Caleb Benenoch (@CalebBenenoch79) April 9, 2012
Like Benenoch said, he's a recruiter. He's been in contact with Pennsylvania quarterback Damion Terry through Twitter, among other prospects.
Spartan target had 'great' visit (24/7) - Three-star receiver Kevin Gladney of Akron visited MSU on Tuesday and said the experience went great. Gladney has other offers from Nebraska, Iowa and U-M, and he said he really wants to check those schools out.
Erie duo enjoys Spartan visit (Rivals) - MSU appears to be closing in on a pair of Pennsylvania high school teammates. Three-star quarterback Damion Terry (from above) and unranked athlete Delton Williams visited MSU last Thursday and said the visit went well. MSU is the top program among Terry's offers, and Terry said he hopes to make a decision before his senior season, but he can't wait too long, because MSU has offered a few quarterbacks and likely will only take one in the 2013 class. Williams has offers from Penn State, Pitt and West Virginia, but playing with Terry is a big plus for MSU. There isn't a timetable for their decisions, but I would expect it sooner, rather than later.
"The coaches told us to take our time and do what is right," Williams said. "They want us to want to be there. They want us to want to come there not just because it's a nice place, but because it will be our home."
Double-digit offers. MSU became the 10th school to offer Ohio defensive back Solomon Warfield. Rivals has Warfield as a three-star prospect. Other offers include Iowa, Arizona, West Virginia and several MAC schools.
Update: 24/7 reports that MSU has offered three-star receiver J'Mon Moore of Texas, as the Spartan coaches continue to recruit the Lone Star State. Some other notable offers for Moore include Missouri, Miami (Fl.), Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.
Update again: 24/7 reports that four-star linebacker Shane Jones will visit MSU on Thursday. Jones is from Cincinnati Moeller High School, where the Spartans found success with Greg Jones and Marcus Rush and recently signed wide receiver Monty Madaris.
Three-star defensive end Alec James will visit Thursday, and it could be MSU's last chance to impress over the home-state Badgers. Four-star defensive end Chikwe Obasih will visit MSU on Friday, among other schools.