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Michigan State 'Crootin Roundup: Naquan Jones Unofficially Visiting Again

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In this edition, the former MSU 2016 defensive tackle commit will revisit East Lansing this weekend

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Tom Izzo Checking In On Top 2017 Recruit

Michigan State has established a sought after group of commits within the class of 2016, highlighted by Miles Bridges and Josh Langford, putting them behind only Kentucky and Duke, respectively, for the top spot in the country.

With the incoming class already signing their letters of intent, the Spartans have began to lay the foundation for the 2017 class, scouting out the talent in search of the top recruits locally and nationally.

That starts with Gary Trent Jr., a five-star guard ranked fourteenth overall by Rivals.com and ninth by ESPN. The 6-5, 190 pounder has unofficially visited both the Blue Devils and Wildcats this past month, as well as Minnesota in early September.

MSU, along with 13 other schools have offered Trent. The 247Sports crystal ball predicts a verbal commitment from Trent to Duke, but Kansas, MSU and Ohio State also appear in the running for his services.

MSU Close To Offering Detroit Defensive End

Spartan Tailgate, the Michigan State affiliate of 247Sports, has reported that Cedrick Lattimore, of Detroit East English Village Prep, could be receiving an offer from the Spartans soon, following the changes that have occurred within the program's upcoming recruiting class.

Lattimore, who verbally committed to Iowa back in May of this year, is the No. 39 ranked strong-side defensive end in the country and No. 24 overall in the state of Michigan, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Head coach Mark Dantonio recently visited Lattimore in late October. Lattimore's most recent offer came in mid-June from Minnesota, his eighth overall.

The Latest On 2016 Ohio Running Back

George Hill has strong ties to the Michigan State program, having been former teammates with freshman running back L.J. Scott at Hubbard High. There's strong speculation that Hill will reunite with Scott and sign with the Spartans in February, but there will be competition from other schools in the Midwest.

Hill took his first official visit to Wisconsin this past Saturday, after receiving an offer from the Badgers less than a month earlier, a week following his decommittment from Ohio State.

The No. 7 ranked senior recruit in the state of Ohio by the 247Sports composite rankings did unofficially visited both MSU for the Maryland game and Pittsburgh on Nov. 7. Hill could take an official to East Lansing for the Penn State game if he desires.

Naquan Jones Taking Another Look At MSU

The latest time Jones visited Michigan State was during the Oregon game. Less than two months later, the Illinois defensive tackle re-opened his recruitment in order to pursue other opportunities.

The No. 20 ranked senior defensive tackle by Scout.com is scheduling official visits to both Florida, Nebraska and Ole Miss, but will also unofficially visit MSU once again this weekend.