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Spartan Pupdate is at Sound Mind Sound Body Day 1

The SMSB camp in Southfield brought in around 1,000 players Friday and the talent was shown in bunches.


2015 South Lake (St. Clair Shores) offensive tackle Kyonta Stallworth was one of the standouts Friday, particularly in the one-on-one drills.

"I think it went very well (Friday)," Stallworth said. "The coaches like my size and the way i can bend at the waist. They like how I got off the ball quickly and had a quick first punch."

Stallworth has generated some early attention and offers from Florida and UCLA, but is hearing from MSU a lot.

"MSU is very interested," Stallworth said. "They want me to come up to camp Sunday and said it is up to me, but they would like me to. Coach Dantonio wants me to come up there and do some good things for them and come up and be a part of the green and white."

Stallworth also is hearing from Florida State, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Ball State.

-- 2014 Chanhassen (Minn.) offensive tackle Frank Ragnow was a tough matchup for defensive linemen in drills Friday and took some valuable lessons from the experience, too.

"(Friday) was great, actually," Ragnow said. "I've been to a lot of camps. and it's pretty cool how the coaches are right there and everything. My high school does a lot of run blocking, so learning from the coaches on pass blocking was really good. i really liked the one-on-ones, too."

Apart from the physicality, Ragnow feels the one-on-one drills reflect the true skills of an offensive lineman.

"One-on-ones show your true self and if you can win without your perfect technique," Ragnow said.

Ragnow drew interest from Ohio State, Cincinnati and Michigan State at SMSB and said the Spartan coaches said they would be contacting him soon.

The 6-foot-6, 291-pound lineman has 13 offers currently, including Nebraska and Arkansas. He plans to get out and start visiting more schools soon and is probably finished with camps for the summer.

-- 2017 Highland Park (Texas) quarterback Lindell Stone made the trip up for the camp.

"I think it went great (Friday)," Stone said. "I met a lot of coaches and met a lot of really good players and see some good talent."

The rising freshman already hold an offer from UCLA, and had the chance to meet more coaches at SMSB, including Michigan State's coaches.

"I haven't had much contact with Michigan State yet," he said, "but I met some of the coaches (Friday) and Coach Dantonio and it was really nice meeting them."

More notes and highlights from the first day of the Sound Mind Sound Body camp:

-- 2014 Rochester Adams tight end Matt Sokol (MSU commit) had a good day from what I saw. He was, as always, a tough matchup in one-on-one drills.

He ran some good routes and continued to show good hands.

-- 2014 Fort Wayne Carroll safety/linebacker Drue Tranquill was the talk of the camp -- without a doubt. He received offers from Minnesota, Indiana and Western Michigan after his performance Friday.

Michigan, Iowa and Ohio State coaches were trying to figure out who he was and why they had no idea about him before Friday. Michigan State coaches were paying a lot of attention to the group he was in, too. Mark Dantonio was front and center of the crowd to watch Tranquill.

He camped at MSU on Wednesday and could be in line for an offer from the Spartans -- and more.

-- 2016 Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.) wide receiver Austin Mack got his first offer this week from Indiana and is in line to get more in the future.

Mack didn't get in a lot of one-on-one reps, but the 6-foot-2 receiver looks the part and has shown his game well in camps this summer.

Michigan State talked with Mack and he will camp at MSU on Wednesday with his AWP teammate Jordan Hogue, who impressed at 7 on 7 at MSU on Wednesday.

-- 2015 Cass Tech quarterback Jayru Campbell showed up in an Alabama shirt for a little while before heading down to Tuscaloosa for camp.

The MSU coaches all took the time to talk with Campbell while he was there.

-- 2015 Troy Athens quarterback Alex Mussat had a really good day. He not only showed the arm to be a really solid quarterback, but was slinging it with accuracy, too.

On a day when many quarterbacks couldn't seem to hit receivers in stride or be on the same page, Mussat stood out. He gets good spin on the ball and throws a nice, tight spiral with pretty good consistency.

-- 2014 Cleveland Glenville cornerback Erick Smith was great in coverage today. He is a very athletic defensive back and will be a good get for someone.

-- 2015 Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown is a very good prospect. He was the best wide receiver I saw Friday.

He is big at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds and really is a tough kid to match up with for cornerbacks. He showed off good hands and crisp routes in addition to being a prototypical wide receiver.

He consistently made the catch and beat the defender in one-on-ones.

-- 2015 Culver City (Calif.) cornerback Stanley Morgan made one of the best plays of the day when he jumped a route in the flat and made a diving interception during one-on-ones.

He already has a handful of offers, including UCLA and Utah.

-- 2014 East Kentwood offensive tackle Elliott Jordan, a recent commit to Western Michigan, was among the best offensive linemen out there.

He was tough to get past in drills and showed good athleticism.

-- 2015 Northville offensive lineman David Moorman also was really tough in one-on-ones. A likely guard, he was quicker off the snap than his opposing defensive lineman with consistency.

He wrapped up his day with an Eastern Michigan offer.

-- 2016 St. Peter's (Canada) cornerback Patrice Rene is a prospect to watch. He is incredibly long and rangy and matched up well with any wide receiver he was matched up against.