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Michigan State 'Crootin Roundup: The Countdown For Donnie Corley

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In this edition, 2016 wideout Donnie Corley is set to commit on Saturday, and it's down to MSU and Ohio State

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Cameron Chambers Ready For The Opportunity

Michigan State's upcoming semester begins on the 11th, two days following the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where several of MSU's 2016 commits will compete in the final high school game of their careers.

Cameron Chambers, the first to verbally commit from the class, will enroll early in time for winter condition and spring practice. The four-star wide receiver told Steve Wilftong of 247Sports that he's excited to begin the next chapter in East Lansing.

As soon as the game is over I’m flying right to East Lansing and I have classes and meetings and all that good stuff on the 11th.

I’m very excited. I’m excited to be there with my new teammates. I’ve been there so many times and developed a relationship with those guys and I’m real excited to get it going.

Chambers, from Sicklerville, New Jersey, committed back in August of 2014 and has struck with the Spartans throughout his recruitment, despite receiving offers from Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Virginia Tech, among others.

2016 3* OT Interested In Multiple Big Ten Schools

Alaric Jackson, while only having two years of high school football under his belt, has a variety of schools interested in his services. Why? Because of his 6-foot-7, 285 pound frame.

The three-star offensive tackle from Detroit Renaissance High has less than a month to make a decision before national signing day, and according to MichiganPreps.com writer Branden Hunter, Jackson has narrowed it down to a couple of Big Ten schools.

I like Iowa, MSU, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and it's a few other schools in mind as well. I had the option to play basketball at a lower level, but I chose the football route.

Jackson has scheduled a visit to Iowa on the 22nd, followed by Nebraska on the 29th, and hopes to visit Wisconsin before he signs his letter of intent.

Josh King Reflects On MSU's 2016 Class

Along with Chambers, Josh King is one of four commits from Michigan State's incoming class that will play in the Army All-American game this weekend.

The defensive lineman spoke with Keith Niebuhr of 247Sports about the strengths from the 2016 group, the New Year's Eve game in Dallas, Texas, the future of the program and King's relationship with head coach Mark Dantonio.

King, the four-star recruit, having received offers from Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee and Southern Cal, is the top ranked defensive end in the state of Illinois by Scout.com.

LaVert Hill To Commit On National Signing Day

The original plan was for LaVert Hill and Detroit King teammate Donnie Corley to announce their decisions together, but because Corley will verbally commit during the All-American game on Saturday, Hill will wait until National Signing Day, after his four official visits to Southern Cal, Clemson, Michigan State and Miami.

Hill, the four-star cornerback and No. 5 ranked overall recruit in the state of Michigan, told Branden Hunter that he will decide between MSU, Michigan, Tennessee, Penn State, USC, UCLA, and The U.

Two Man Race For Donnie Corley

If it wasn't for an impressive official visit to Ohio State back in early December, Donnie Corley would have been a Spartan, but his final decision continues to be unknown as the All-American game is now just three days away.

It’s very exciting just to get it over with and focus on getting ready to go to the school.

Corley understands Michigan State's need for wide receivers next season, but also expressed his liking of Ohio State's head coach Urban Meyer and wide receivers coach Zach Smith.

Whoever winds up collecting Corley will have a Top 25 wide receiver that has the talent to compete for a starting role as early as next season. MSU has three committed wide receivers from the 2016 class, all of whom are four-star prospects.