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Spartan Pupdate is at the MSU Elite one-day camp

Sunday brought a very talented group of prospects to East Lansing in search of scholarship offers and many had good performances.

Michigan State commits Vayante Copeland, Chris Frey and Byron Bullough at MSU on Sunday.
Michigan State commits Vayante Copeland, Chris Frey and Byron Bullough at MSU on Sunday.
Kim Sokol | Kim's Photos

Michigan State entered Sunday's one-day camp with eight commitments in 2014 class and seven were on campus -- many meeting for the first time.

Hindsale (Ill.) Central center Brian Allen, Mt. Carmel (Chicago) defensive tackle Enoch Smith Jr. and St. Charles (Ill.) North offensive tackle Chase Gianacakos spent the day working on uncommitted prospects De La Salle (Chicago) offensive tackle Jamarco Jones, Niles (Ill.) Notre Dame for Boys running back Chris James and Sun Prairie (Wisc.) defensive tackle Craig Evans (a Wisconsin commit).

While that group worked on securing more commitments, another joined the fold and brought the class to nine as Dayton Marshall defensive back Vayante Copeland committed to MSU during his visit.

The rest of the visiting commitments participated in drills throughout the day.

Here are some notes on those commits and many other participants:

-- Rochester Adams tight end Matt Sokol (MSU commit) has gotten better and better each of the times I have seen him in the past month. It appears Sokol's confidence at tight end has only grown and grown, and he was shining on the field Sunday.

In 7 on 7, Sokol was very vocal and wanted the ball on every play -- in a very positive way. He is competitive and carries a fire to him. Throughout drills, he showed good hands and an impressive combination of speed and size.

-- Traverse City St. Francis linebacker Byron Bullough (MSU commit) had at least four interceptions in the 7 on 7 portion and was an incredibly physical player throughout drills.

-- I knew Youngstown (Ohio) Ursuline quarterback Chris Durkin (MSU commit) was a big kid, but seeing him in person is even more impressive. His size is matched by a big arm. He moves well in the pocket and does a good job of always being in a good position to throw the ball -- he doesn't drop his hands.

-- Upper Arlington (Ohio) linebacker Chris Frey (MSU commit) looked great lined up next to Bullough in 7 on 7. Frey is a quick kid in coverage and has good side-to-side mobility.

-- 2015 offensive/defensive lineman Kyonta Stallworth received an MSU offer early in his visit. MSU is the third to offer the big rising junior, joining UCLA and Florida.

-- 2014 Chicago St. Rita running back Tommy Mister impressed during one-on-ones. One high school coach turned to me and said, "Number 30 is really good. He can hit a small window and be gone."

Michigan State is recruiting Mister as an athlete on the offensive side of the ball.

-- 2015 Brother Rice quarterback Alex Malzone was fresh off a baseball game Saturday but still came to camp Sunday and showed off a strong arm. Malzone really looks the part at quarterback.

-- 2015 Cleveland St. Ignatius twins Andrew Dowell and David Dowell drew a lot of attention at the camp. Andrew is a 6-foot, 195-pound running back with good hands and is really quick. David is a speedy slot receiver who can really go up and get the ball downfield.

Both received their first scholarship offer at the camp from Toledo.

-- 2014 Orchard Lake St. Mary's cornerback Jalen Watts-Jackson showed off the same vertical leap that impressed me at the Michigan Elite 7 on 7 in May. He picked off Durkin in the endzone and made another leaping pick right in front of Mark Dantonio.

Watts-Jackson also spent some time lined up at safety, where he showed good cover skills as well.

-- Watts-Jackson's teammate, 2015 cornerback Tyson Smith, also had a good performance. Smith was impressive in drills and showed quick feet.

-- 2015 Huber Heights (Ohio) safety Tyree Kinnel was another standout in the secondary in 7 on 7. He was flying all over the field and was quick to read the quarterback.

-- Franklin Township (N.J.) linebacker Jameer Outsey came out for the camp and performed pretty well. He moves well for someone of his size (6-3, 225) and covered in the flats, too. He spent time working at defensive end at the camp as well.