Football 'Crootin Roundup is being very selective with defensive linemen

MSU closing in on Erie standouts? (Rivals) - MSU was the first school to offer Pennsylvania quarterback Damion Terry a few weeks back at junior day. Since then, Terry has received offers from Illinois, Boston College and Duke. Terry is set to visit MSU on Thursday, and he'll be coming with teammate Delton Williams, a safety/athlete with offers from MSU, West Virginia and Pitt, among others. Williams is a three-star propsect, per Scout, while Terry is not rated. If he ended up in the Green and White, Terry might be the most athletic quarterback recruit in the Mark Dantonio era. Other than some snaps with Keith Nichol in 2009, MSU has stuck with pro-style quarterbacks under Dantonio with Brian Hoyer and Kirk Cousins, both of whom have or will have careers in the NFL.

Illinois lineman to visit Michigan State (Rivals) - MSU's defense line is the biggest key to one of the top defenses in the country. The coaches are being very selective when it comes to offering defensive linemen in the 2013 class. Three-star Josh Augusta hasn't been offered by MSU yet, but he has some elite offers and MSU is keeping a very close eye on him. Augusta said he plans on visiting Michigan (which has offered) and MSU over spring break in the next week or so. He plays football and basketball and runs track, so his size and athleticism has him playing both sides of the ball in high school. Augusta said academics is a factor for him, as he wants to major in business. He was recently offered by Oklahoma and has interest from Wisconsin and Nebraska, so depending on some other things, I wouldn't be surprised if MSU offered.

Spartans are lucky 13 (Scout) - MSU became offer No. 13 for speedy Illinois receiver Darius Mosely. The three-star prospect had 33 receptions for 665 yards and five touchdowns on offense and five interceptions and three scores on defense. MSU wants him to play defensive back. Other notable offers include Iowa, Illinois and Kansas State.

OL Samuelson visits MSU for spring practice (Rivals) - Three-star Indiana offensive lineman Dan Samuelson visited MSU for the second time last week, when he took in spring practice. Samuelson has offers from Illinois, Wyoming, Bowling Green and Pitt, has interest from a lot of Big Ten schools. Rivals expects Samuelson to get more offers this spring or at camps this summer, and Samuelson said he would like to commit before his senior season.

In-state schools turn heat up on Thomas (Scout) - Detroit Country Day lineman Poet Thomas has a strange offer list: Florida, Colorado, Toledo and Eastern Michigan. Now MSU and U-M are starting to recruit the three-star prospect more. He was at a U-M practice recently and will attend its junior day. He plans on attending an MSU scrimmage, along with summer camps for a lot of schools. He's also getting interest from Wisconsin, Ohio State and Notre Dame, among others. Thomas' father made it sound like Florida really wants him, saying he can whichever side of the ball he wants.

Obasih earns new offer, ready for visits (Scout) - Another Wisconsin prospect MSU is looking at, three-star defensive end Chikwe Obasih, recently received an offer from Iowa. MSU has yet to offer, but Obasih is set to visit MSU later next week.

Spartans evaluating blue-collar DT (Rivals) - A high-school teammate of incoming freshman Benny McGowan, Ohio three-star defensive tackle Brant Gressel has a mix of offers from MAC and BCS schools, including West Virginia, Louisville and Iowa, but not MSU yet. As mentioned above, MSU doesn't have a lot of scholarships to give out on the defensive line, but Gressel remains in contact with MSU coaches and certainly will get a close look at a camp.

Dillard set to see the Swamp (Scout) - Canton offensive lineman Cameron Dillard has a boatload of offers, but still doesn't have any from the Midwest powers U-M, Ohio State, Notre Dame and MSU. Dillard has been working out with former U-M strength coach Mike Barwis and told Scout he is planning on getting down to Florida's spring game this week. Along with Florida, other notable schools to offer Dillard are Virginia Tech, Florida State and Arkansas.

Sophomore receiver lands first offer (Scout) - Looking at 2014, Indianapolis receiver Dominique Booth got his first offer last week from MSU. He has since received offers from Indiana and Illinois and has interest from Notre Dame and Michigan, among others. Booth clearly is a top priority for MSU in 2014, based on how quickly the Spartan coaches offered him.

"It felt great. It was a surprise because I had never been up there to visit or anything and never talked to them or anything. The head coach brought me into his office and wanted to get to know us better, talked about our background and family and everything. Then he told me I have it, he wants us to be there and gave me offer."

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