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Michigan State Spartans Football Welcome Aboard - 2016 Offensive Lineman Gavin Cupp

2016 offensive lineman Gavin Cupp verbally committed to the Michigan State Spartans, becoming the 12th commitment for Mark Dantonio's 2016 class.

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Michigan State has a talent of collecting recruits from the state of Ohio in recent weeks.

First it was four-star quarterback, Messiah deWeaver, who unleashed the commitment surge on April 22. Since then, nine have announced their pledge to MSU in a three week span, seven of whom reside south of the border.

This week alone, the Spartans have received five commits in the past three days. Both Jonah Morris and Austin Andrews tweeted out their commitments following an on campus visit Tuesday, which then prompted Detroit Cass Tech safety, Demetric Vance, and Traverse City West offensive tackle, Thiyo Lukusa, to verbally commit Wednesday.

Now, after several teasers from various coaches and recruits, Leipsic High (Leipsic, Ohio) offensive lineman, Gavin Cupp, brings the 2016 class total to 12 commits, when he took to Twitter Thursday to thank his coaches, principal and family for helping him reach his decision.

Cupp, a 6-foot-5, 285 pound lineman, made three unofficial visits to East Lansing beginning on October 4 of this past year, until MSU made him an offer on April 14. His offer list featured Cincinnati, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. ranks him as the No. 1 offensive guard in Ohio with a three-star ranking, while 247Sports puts Cupp at No. 22 player overall from Ohio and the No. 56 offensive lineman in the country.