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Spartan Pupdate is looking back at the past two weeks

Michigan State reeled in four commitments during camp season and saw plenty of other talented players on campus and at Sound Mind Sound Body.

Gregory Shamus

(Editor's Note: This post was written to put all of the recruiting content from the past two weeks in one place. From commitments to camp notes to interviews, everything is linked in this post.)

Before camp season opened in East Lansing, Michigan State had eight commitments in the 2014 class.

Less than two weeks later, the Spartans have 12 commits and set themselves up better for the future.

The first to join the fold was at the Spartans' elite one-day camp when Dayton (Ohio) Marshall's Vayante Copeland visited East Lansing for the first time and committed during his visit.

The same day, Orchard Lake St. Mary's cornerback Jalen Watts-Jackson was impressing the MSU coaches for the second time that week and wound up with an offer Monday.

It didn't take long for Watts-Jackson to accept the offer, as he came back to campus last Wednesday for an unofficial visit and committed before the tour even began.

Also on campus last Wednesday was Clarkston defensive tackle David Beedle, who received his offer that day. He came back to campus Friday to commit to MSU.

At almost the same time Friday, West Deptford (N.J.) running back Gerald Owens announced his commitment to Michigan State on Twitter.

And just like that, the class grew to 12 and got a lot better in the process.

Sound Mind Sound Body brings in talent from all over the nation

The two days of Sound Mind Sound Body in Southfield gave the MSU coaches a chance to see a bevy of prospects up close and in person in a great camp setting.

Players from Canada to Texas to California came out from all classes -- 2013 to 2018.

MSU commit Matt Sokol (Rochester Adams) impressed on the first day of the camp, and Fort Wayne Carroll S/OLD Drue Tranquill drew a lot of attention from college coaches as well, walking away with three new offers. (Day 1 recap)

Many of the top players left for Day 2, but some underclassmen impressed. A pair of Canadian prospects, 2017 Jonathan Sutherland and 2016 Patrice Rene, both performed well. Troy Athens quarterback Alex Mussat had a strong weekend overall. (Day 2 recap)

The Spartans wound up offering an in-state offensive lineman, Kyonta Stallworth, on Sunday after his strong showing at SMSB.

MSU camps bring talent to East Lansing

The one-day elite camp at MSU had a very impressive list of attendees, including all but one of the (at the time) eight commits. A few participated, while others spent time trying to sway recruits such as Chicago De La Salle's Jamarco Jones and Niles (Ill.) Notre Dame Prep's Chris James.

While Watts-Jackson impressed and earned an offer, his teammate Tyson Smith also pulled in an offer from his performance. (Spartan Pupdate is offering teammates)

On the offensive side, Cleveland St. Edwards twins David and Andrew Dowell were among the top performers. (Elite one-day recap)

The opening day of camp, Wednesday, June 12, brought 7 on 7 teams and linemen to campus.

Beedle helped cement an offer with his performance that day, showing a vicious combination of power and quickness. The in-state underclassmen combination of David Moorman (Northville 2015) and DeKurtis Murphy (Lake Michigan Catholic 2015) showed a lot of potential moving forward. (7 on 7/OL/DL recap)

New Haven (Ind.) wide receiver Jordan Hogue was so good at the 7 on 7 camp, that h was asked to come back for the final camp last Wednesday for the Spartans positional camp. He brought Fort Wayne Bishop Luers wide receiver Austin Mack with him.

The pair put on a show and were the best wide receivers in attendance.

The quarterbacks were a talented group that day, as Mussat came to campus and Brother Rice's Alex Malzone came for a second camp and again had the best arm among the quarterbacks. (Position camp recap)