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Michigan State 'Crootin Roundup: Mark Dantonio Is A Celebrity

In this edition, a recruit considered the Michigan State head coach to be a celebrity during his visit to the campus

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MSU Cracks Top 5 For 2017 Quarterback

Four-star junior pocket passer Ryan Kelley tweeted out his top five schools this past Wednesday, which featured Michigan State as the only program not hailing from the west coast. The other four include Oregon, UCLA, Cal and Arizona State.

Kelley, from Chandler (Ariz.), has unofficially visited Eugene twice since Sept. 1, the most recent on Oct. 10 for the Washington State game. Here's what Kelley had to say about the Spartan program:

Michigan State has a great tradition and, to me, they're on an uprise and continue to impress many. I talk to coach (Brad) Salem a lot and I really like what they're doing out at there.

The other lone Big Ten program to offer Kelley is Nebraska. Other notable offers come from North Carolina, Texas A&M and Washington.

Donnie Corley Talks Recruiting

Hurray! Another update on Corley's latest recruiting rumors. Michigan State is obviously in the picture, but it's certainly not a guarantee that he'll commit to the green and white.

Corley has said that he's planning on graduating early in time for spring practice, and currently, the Spartans are battling with Michigan, Notre Dame and Tennessee for his services.

Following Detroit King's PSL school title over Detroit Cass Tech at Ford Field, Corley confirmed to reporters that his mother prefers the Irish for its academics, while his father favors the Wolverines. The No. 20 ranked overall senior wide receiver has unofficially visited Ann Arbor twice this season.

Corley will announce his verbal commitment by the end of November, likely after the end of the MHSAA playoffs, where King is favored to win the Division 2 state championship.

Messiah deWeaver Take His Official Visit To MSU

deWeaver is another senior recruit who's expected to enroll in classes for the winter semester. However, unlike Corley, the highly touted Ohio quarterback has remained committed to Michigan State since this past April.

The four-star pocket passer took his official after finishing undefeated this season, where he threw for over 1,800 yards and 21 touchdowns.

I loved the visit. It was really fun and exciting. I can't wait to be a Spartan. My host was Vayante Copeland. The food we had was great and the fans there always show me lots of love.

My family loves Michigan State. They know that I will be in good hands when I start in January. Coach Dantonio is down to earth and easy to talk to. He wants what is best for his players both academically and on the football field.

The No. 12 ranked senior recruit in the state of Ohio is the lone quarterback commit in MSU's incoming class.

Green-May: "It's Like You're Meeting A Celebrity"

No scholarship offers from an FBS program have landed in the hands of Izayah Green-May, from Bolingbrook (Ill.), but it's early into the 2017 defensive lineman's recruitment, who's been gaining interest from Duke, Michigan State, Penn State and Toledo.

Green-May was in East Lansing for an unofficial visit to watch the Indiana game, along with several other underclassmen.

I would say the best part was meeting Coach Dantonio. It was awesome because it's like you are meeting a celebrity, but of course we couldn't sit and chat too long because it was game time but it was a great experience meeting all the coaches. recruiting analyst Matt Dorsey says that Green-May will play either defensive end or linebacker at the next level, and at 6-5, 205 pounds, the junior already has the size and skillfulness to play multiple defensive positions.

Check out Green-May's sophomore season highlights.