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Michigan State 'Crootin Roundup: No. 2 Ranked 2016 Basketball Recruiting Class

In this edition, reiterating the obvious, Tom Izzo has a talented senior class arriving in East Lansing next year

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Four-Star Wide Receiver Has MSU In Top Two

JaVonte Richardson's first experience at a college football game was at Michigan State for the Oregon game earlier this month, and told about his "great" visit to the campus. Even though Richardson has yet to pick up an offer from the Spartans, he says an offer is in the making.

"The whole visit was great. I had a great time. That was my first visit for a real college football game. I talked to coach Mark Dantonio and he said we're going to make something happen [about an offer]. I'm trying to go back up there soon."

Not only does Richardson have a great opportunity to play in the Big Ten conference, he'll also be the first member of his family to graduate high school.

Richardson has received offers from Kentucky, Illinois, Purdue and Toledo, among others, but ranks MSU and Ohio State, another program who's interested in the 6-3, 240 pounder, at the top of the list.

Hunting For 2017 Quarterbacks

Jairus Grissom may not have his name listed within the composite rankings, but is currently the No. 19 ranked junior dual-threat quarterback in the country by 247Sports. He has nine total offers from Houston, Maine, Wake Forest, and multiple Mid-American Conference schools, but is awaiting an offer from Michigan State.

Grissom was in East Lansing for the Oregon game and visited Notre Dame when they hosted Georgia Tech, so it's likely that the Dearborn Heights native receives high tier BCS offers in the future.

It's a battle with Clemson for Chase Brice, another highly touted quarterback recruit from the junior class. Brice was also at the Oregon game and called East Lansing a special place.

Brice is the No. 6 ranked pro-style quarterback in the country and No. 27 ranked in the state of Georgia.

Detroit Renaissance Offensive Tackle's Official Visit List

Alaric Jackson has only played high school football since his junior year, but has already racked up 15 offers, thanks to his 6-5, 285 pound frame and high powered motor.

Jackson told that four schools from the Big Ten have stood out to his liking, which are Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Michigan State.

Jackson was in East Lansing for the Oregon game with a couple teammates for an unofficial visit and said he loved the atmosphere inside the stadium.  Here's what he had to say about the other three conference programs:

Wisconsin -- "They produce a lot of great offensive linemen and they have a great run game. Their staff loves me over there and they talk to me all the time. They have a pretty good school."

Iowa -- "It's the same. I have a childhood teammate who's committed there and he talks about them a lot. I like them and it's going pretty good with them."

Nebraska -- "I love Coach (Mike) Cavanaugh. He's a great person. He's real cool. He always talks to me about a lot of things besides football."

Basketball Team's No. 2 2016 Recruiting Class Ranking

Only Duke ranks higher than the Spartans, with No. 3 ranked Jayson Tatum, No. 10 Frank Jackson and No. 41 Javin DeLaurier highlighting coach Mike Krzyzewski's class.

MSU has already received commitments from Nick Ward, Josh Langford and Cassius Winston, but may collect another Top 100 recruit in five-star forward Miles Bridges, who is scheduled to announce his decision Oct. 3 in Flint.

MSU, Indiana and Kentucky were the three finalists for Bridges.