Linking Laconically is Gearing up for Recruiting Season

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Football summer camps begin soon, and from camps commitments will come. Find out who the Spartans are targeting in our links.

We're in the midst of the dry season for college sports. This means one thing - college football fans around the country will flock to recruiting websites, proclaiming victory by the rankings of the young men who have chosen their school. I'm conflicted about that - on one hand, it's only natural to get excited when a talented player makes the same decision you probably did to go to the school you chose. On the other hand - especially with the proliferation of recruiting news on the internet in the past few years - the ado around recruiting can create undue pressure among coaches, fans, and obviously, the players. When one coach decides he'd rather run a Culver's than deal with the pressures of recruiting, that should speak to the dangers of overemphasizing recruiting.

So while we'll begin to cover recruiting a bit more in the coming weeks, we'll try to keep it in perspective. After all, although Mark Dantonio has taken in some impressive recruits to East Lansing, he's also illustrated that player development is just as important in building a strong program.

Enough of me talking. Here's the links:

Michigan State recruit sentenced to 60 days in jail for assault on guard | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Little has been heard of Campbell as an MSU recruit in the past months. Even if it's not as a Spartan, let's hope he can learn from this and stay out of trouble from here on out.

Recruiting: Michigan State prepares for camp season | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

A primer of some of MSU's Plan A recruits in the coming weeks.

Offseason questions: Which incoming freshman will contribute the most for Michigan State basketball? | MLive.com

Hard to argue with Nairn - having a backup point guard will be vital, especially with Trice's health issues in the past seasons.

What's next for Michigan State baseball, especially if best players go pro? | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

The Spartans will need the bottom of their lineup to improve if they want to challenge for the Big Ten title next season.

Michigan State’s agricultural roots bear modern fruit - Toledo Blade

Lastly, an article about Lou Anna K. Simon, and the challenges facing MSU as tuition continues to increase.

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