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Michigan State 'Crootin Roundup: George Hill Commits To Pittsburgh

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In this edition, a Michigan State target declines to reunite with L.J. Scott at the next level

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LaVert Hill Sets Official Visit Date To MSU

Hill, the Detroit King High standout, told Josh Hemholdt of Rivals.com that he'll be taking three official visits before he announces his decision on national signing day. That includes Michigan State on Jan. 22, a week following his official to Southern Cal.

Michigan State is really strong in my recruitment. I talk to them mostly every day. Coach (Curtis) Blackwell and Coach (Harlon) Barnett, I am pretty (close) with those guys, and I talk to Coach (Mark) Dantonio too. I just like the way they play defense. They are hard-hitting, their whole team is just winning and their coaching staff is pretty good.

Hill has already taken officials to Tennessee and Michigan, where his older brother Delano is a regular contributor in the Wolverines' secondary. The cornerback's final official will be at Miami to check out newly acquired head coach Mark Richt, the former sideline general at Georgia.

Hill is the No. 7 ranked senior cornerback and No. 101 overall in the country, according to Scout.com.

Lansing Catholic Recruit Reflects On MSU Offer

The high school of quarterback Tony Poljan resides just three miles from Spartan Stadium and the campus of Michigan State, but it's not a done deal that Poljan will commit to the hometown team.

The Spartans offered Poljan this past Friday as a tight end, feeling that he'd be successful at that position. However, Poljan firmly believes that he can play quarterback in college, as told to Sean Scherer of 247Sports.

It's just a lot to think about and it makes the process a lot more confusing. I’m keeping my options open, but at the end of the day I would like the chance to compete for the quarterback spot. I played quarterback in high school and I feel that I can play quarterback at the next level. I just feel comfortable playing quarterback.

The former Minnesota commit took an official visit to Nebraska on Dec. 12 and will travel to Central Michigan on Jan. 15. Poljan said he might take an official to MSU, but nothing has been set in stone.

Poljan is the No. 19 ranked 2016 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by the 247Sports Composite.

Another Update On Donnie Corley

An English class is the only thing standing in the way of Corley's desires to graduate early at Detroit King and enroll for the upcoming semester in time for winter conditioning.

Corley has taken three official visits to Michigan State, Ohio State and Tennessee, and if enrolling early is an option for the wide receiver, it'll likely come down to one of the schools mentioned. But, if Corley graduates in May, he may take his final two officials to both Michigan and Notre Dame.

I am actually not 100 percent ready to make a decision, but I will probably make it to the school I am closest to (deciding for) at the time. Just when I get the okay, I will probably tweet it out soon (after).

Corley, a four-star prospect, is the No. 70 ranked overall recruit in the 2016 class by Rivals.com.

MSU Misses Out On 2016 Running Back Recruit

It came down to Michigan State and Pittsburgh for George Hill, of Hubbard High (Ohio), the former high school of L.J. Scott and Kurtis Drummond.

Hill, having sharing the backfield with Scott for three seasons, elected not to reunite with the Big Ten championship hero for the opportunity to play under former MSU defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi.

Hill, who decommited from Ohio State back in October, took official visits to MSU and Wisconsin, in addition to Pittsburgh. The No. 7 ranked senior recuit in the state of Ohio is now the highest rated prospect within the Panthers' incoming class as the only four-star athlete.