A year ago at this time, the future was anything but certain for the Michigan State Spartans football team. While no one can predict what is to come, things have turned around in a big way for MSU and the newest Spartans are a major reason for any excitement.
Fans can get an early look at two of the most highly touted recruits this week at the annual Under Armour All-America Game. Both offensive lineman Jacob Isaia and cornerback Kalon Gervin will be participating in the game. Wide receiver Tommy Bush, who has yet to announce his commitment, will also be competing.
How to watch
When: Friday, January 4, 2018
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Kalon Gervin - CB - 4 star - Cass Tech (Detroit, MI)
Gervin looks primed to take over as the next dominant corner in MSU’s “No Fly Zone” secondary. The consensus four-star recruit had initially committed to Notre Dame before re-opening his recruitment. Gervin then seemed set on Virginia Tech before selecting the Spartans and entering as an early enrollee.
Gervin is a quick-footed 5-foot-11 defensive back and one of, if not the, top recruit in Michigan. He should be ready to play quickly and isn’t afraid to lower the boom in the secondary. He will be playing for the Highlight team.
Jacob Isaia - OL - 3 star - Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV)
Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, the legendary MSU running back Bob Apisa, Isaia is headed for East Lansing.
An athletic lineman, Isaia will need to put on some weight and sharpen his skills before he’s ready for the Big Ten. But he has the skill and agility to get out and lead for a running back. Isaia will play guard for the Highlight team.
Tommy Bush - WR - 4 star - Samuel Clemens (Schertz, TX)
An elite wide receiver from Texas, Bush would be a huge addition to an already strong wide receiver class for MSU. The Spartans are considered one of three schools in the best position to land Bush, along with Georgia and Baylor. But to get Bush, MSU is competing with Texas, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Nebraska.
Bush took a visit to East Lansing the week of the Penn State game.
The 6-foot-five receiver has the speed to make him a threat at any spot on the field. With improvements as a route runner, Bush could be the kind of game-changing receiver that forces defenses to change how they prepare. He will play on the Highlight team.