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Michigan State Football Recruiting: Welcome Aboard - 2016 Defensive End Auston Robertson

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2016 defensive end Auston Robertson verbally committed to the Michigan State Spartans, becoming the 15th commitment for Mark Dantonio's 2016 class.

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The latest recruiting surge for Michigan State has provided them with arguably the two most talented prospects among the 2016 class, as Fort Wayne, Indiana, four-star defensive end Auston Robertson became the second Top 100 recruit to commit over the weekend.

The announcement on Sunday comes after fellow defensive end Josh King, the No. 1 recruit from the state of Illinois, made his pledge on Friday.

Robertson verbally committed at the conclusion of an RAS Event held at his hometown, with his future coach Mark Dantonio in attendance.

The 6-foot-5, 260 pounder collected offers from Alabama, Miami, Tennessee and Penn State, among others. Robertson had MSU, Michigan and Notre Dame in his final three.

What's remarkable about Robertson is that he converted to the defensive line before his junior year. At the same RAS event last summer, Robertson's lone collegiate offer was from Toledo as a tight end.

Robertson is the No. 1 ranked player in the state of Indiana by 247Sports and Scout.com. He also gives MSU the No. 6 ranked 2016 recruiting class by Rivals.com and No. 7 by 247Sports.

How good could Robertson be in East Lansing? Allen Trieu of Scout citied the junior as "potentially the most athletic prospect in the Midwest." Robertson finished this past season with 86 tackles, including 31 for a loss and 15 sacks.

The Spartans could see their commitment list increase to 17 on Monday, as defensive tackles Naquan Jones (Evanston, Illinois) and Mike Panasiuk (Roselle, Illinois) are expected to make their decisions. MSU is the favorite to land both players.