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Michigan State 'Crootin Roundup: LaVert Hill Decommits From Penn State

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In this edition, a Detroit King (Mich.) four-star cornerback and MSU targets has re-opened his recruiting process

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Daelin Hayes To Take In-Home Visits

Hayes, the Ann Arbor Skyine (Mich.) prospect, has completed his desired official visits to Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State, but he's not fully committed to any of the three schools listed.

The No. 1 ranked senior recruit in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com has planned several coaching visits to his home this upcoming week, starting with Notre Dame's defensive line coach Keith Gilmore on Nov. 30, then head coach Urban Meyer and Tony Alford of Ohio State on Dec. 3, with a wrap up from head coach Brian Kelly of the Fighting Irish on Dec. 7.

The Big Ten championship game against No. 4 ranked Iowa this weekend has caused scheduling issues with Michigan State visiting Hayes before he announces his verbal commitment, which could come between Dec. 1 and Dec. 14, according to Bill Kurelic of 247Sports.

With that being said, MSU's coaching staff recently tweeted a public service announcement that they won't take visits this week on account for the game on Saturday.

Could A Pair Of Former Pledges Re-Commit?

Naquan Jones made three unofficial visits to Michigan State following his verbal commitment in early June, but decided to re-open his recruitment process after academically qualifying for the SEC, as evident when he scheduled an official visit to Ole Miss on Jan. 29, with the interest of playing in the Magnolia State.

However, Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports reports that there's still strong communication between Jones and the MSU coaching staff. If Jones' grades continue to stay on the positive side, Wiltfong believes that the No. 21 ranked senior defensive tackle in the country, according to Rivals.com, will end up back in East Lansing after signing day.

Wiltfong predicts the same phenomena to occur for Hunter Rison, the No. 3 ranked junior wide receiver in the state of Michigan by Scout.com and son of MSU legend Andre Rison. A teammate of Daelin Hayes, Rison wanted to "enjoy the recruitment process" and decommit from his early pledge to MSU. He does have an offer from Alabama, but should be following his father's footsteps at MSU.

An In-State Battle for Hill's Commitment?

It's been roughly 10 months since LaVert Hill verbally committed to Penn State back in late January, but after months of speculation that he'd ultimately sign with either Michigan or Michigan State, that rumor has finally come to fruition.

Hill decommitted from the Nittany Lions just a week following his official visit to Happy Valley. The No. 11 ranked senior cornerback in the country by the 247Sports Composite Rankings has yet to visit East Lansing since the Oregon game on Sept. 12, but has traveled to Ann Arbor on three separate occasions since that unofficial visit.

There's the possibility that Hill and teammate and MSU target Donnie Corley would sign with the same team, but most experts have Hill committing to Michigan.

The advantage of choosing the Wolverines over the Spartans for Hill is that he would get to play with his older brother, Delano, who's a Detroit Cass Tech graduate.