The Michigan State Spartans are kicking off the 2018 season this coming Friday night at 7 p.m. where they will face the Utah State Aggies.
That being said, the 2018 depth chart for Spartan Football is officially here.
Michigan State football releases its depth chart pic.twitter.com/opwnHjKtip— McLain Moberg (@MclainMoberg) August 28, 2018
The Spartans have quite a few true freshman popping up on the depth chart to start the year.
- RB - La’Darius Jefferson + Elijah Collins
- WR - Jalen Nailor
- QB - Theo Day
- DT - Jacob Slade
- S - Xavier Henderson
- CB - Kalon Gervin
- P - William Przystup
Other freshmen on the depth chart -- Jacob Isaia No. 3 at RG, Jalen Nailor No. 3 at Z, Theo Day No. 3 at QB, Jacob Slade No. 3 at DE, Kalon Gervin No. 3 at BC— Matt Charboneau (@mattcharboneau) August 28, 2018
Also, Tyler Higby to start at center, Jacob Panasiuk at DE, Josh Butler will lead the corners with Josiah Scott hurt, and Tyriq Thompson or Brandon Randle is at Sam Linebacker.
Other notables include:
- Chewins or Campbell at Left Tackle
- Reid or Campbell at Right Tackle
- Cody White will return punts
- Connor Heyward to return kicks
Xavier Henderson the No. 2 at FS behind David Dowell— Matt Charboneau (@mattcharboneau) August 28, 2018
Michigan State is coming off of a 10-3 season where they tied for second in the Big Ten East. They are returning all but three starters to begin 2018 and will look for continued success this year. Football is filled with challenges and Utah State is ready to knock to the Spartans off if they aren’t careful.
“There are no easy football games, I think we understand that, and we need to come ready to play,” said Mark Dantonio.
Mark Dantonio is on the verge of becoming the Spartans winningest coach of all time, he’s won 68.9% of his games since becoming the head coach for Michigan State. If there is anyone Spartan fans trust to lead them to victory it’s him. “I go back to the intangibles, the unselfishness, the experience, the knowledge of their position and all that sends a strong message. They should feel good about it, but this is a new day, this is 2018,” said Mark Dantonio ahead of his 12th season as head coach.