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Two more MSU 2013 commits win state titles, bringing the total to five.

John Gress

So, the world didn't end today and yesterday was a letdown for MSU fans as Jabari Parker chose Duke.

How ever do we recover from such a confusing and cruddy couple of days? Simply put: Damion Terry and Delton Williams to the rescue.

The pair of recruits from Erie Cathedral Prep won the Pennsylvania Class AAA state title last Friday with a 24-14 win against defending champion Archbishop Wood.

But that wasn't all they won. On Thursday, Terry was named the Class AAA player of the year after throwing for 3,599 yards and 50 touchdowns on 222 of 333 passing. He also ran for 700 yards and 12 scores.

Both Terry and Williams were named first-team all-state. Williams is a back-to-back all-state honoree and scored 30 touchdowns this year (13 rushing, 11 receiving, three punt return, two interception returns and one fumble return).

Cathedral Prep's Terry, Mischler claim top state honors ( - Hear from Terry on his honor, as well as his coach, who was named the Class AAA coach of the year.

Wisconsin commitment will visit MSU (247) - One of MSU's top targets for 2013, Alec James, wound up committing to Wisconsin but has opened up his recruitment. MSU will be among his five official visits.

Jones updates his recruitment (Rivals) - Walled Lake Western safety Joshua Jones has long been high on the Spartans, but is an Illinois commit. It appears the waiting game will continue for Jones to see if he gets an MSU offer.


Marshall likes Spartan intensity (Scout) - One of MSU's main targets for 2014 is in-state defensive end Lawrence Marshall. He visited fora bowl practice last week and liked what he saw.

Spartans tight end success interests Wolf (Scout) - Junior prospect Wolf, who doesn't have an MSU offer at this time, is very impressed with Dion Sims - on the field and in the weight room. This could bode well for MSU if they offer Wolf.


Malzone has good visit to MSU (Scout) - It is very early, but Brother Rice quarterback Alex Malzone has made waves with his play as a sophomore. Personally, watching him in the Division 2 state title game, I was impressed. Keep that name in the back of your mind as a top QB target for 2015.