Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State has offered one of the top prospects in Ohio and the nation, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy junior Prince Sammons, a nearly 6-foot-7, 280-pound defensive end and offensive tackle who is being recruited by the country's powers. Area recruiter Harlon Barnett and head coach Mark Dantonio broke the news to Sammons and his head coach, Eric Taylor.
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Football youtube.com —  Jack Allen, Shilique Calhoun, Darien Harris and Connor Cook talk about the first day of spring practice.


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Football rantsports.com —  In 2014, the Michigan State Spartans finished 11-2, losing to Ohio State and Oregon. As good as the Spartans were, the best opponent they defeated during the regular season was Nebraska. With several big departures, here are five questions for Michigan State football during 2015 spring practice.
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans signed the No. 1-ranked running back out of Ohio in the 2015 class in LJ Scott, a player who chose MSU over Ohio State and Alabama and is expected to compete for the starting job in fall drills Michigan State now has its sights set on quarterback recruit Messiah deWeaver and receiver Justin Layne, two difference-makers who are expected to watch the Spartans partake in spring drills.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio threw a few numbers around at his spring football press conference on Tuesday, but the one that stood out most was "zero.'' "We sort of start at ground zero every year,'' said Dantonio, whose entering his ninth season as Michigan State's head coach coming off the program's first back-to-back top five seasons since 1965-66. "That's why we take our time to get in spring ball. We want to start at ground zero and see how they're doing, their weight and strength.
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Football freep.com —  Last year Michigan State made recruiting the state of Virginia a priority and it paid off with the commitment of top wide receiver Felton Davis of Highland Springs. The Spartans hope to continue recruiting in Virginia and Jaqui Givens of Atlee High School is a player they are focused on.
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Football freep.com —  Connor Cook brought to light a part of Monty Madaris' game that had never been discussed much – his physicality. "I think you see it with his blocking," Cook said of the 6-foot-1, 198-pound receiver after the first practice of spring ball Tuesday. "Say someone throws a pass to (AJ) Troup and Troup's running, Monty's looking for someone to frickin' just crack. Or if it's a downfield block and he's got his hands on someone, he's not gonna let that person go. He plays angry but then he plays focused too. I think it's more of a focus thing than anger."
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Football videos.mlive.com —  Jack Allen has always preferred to go about his work quietly and lead by example, but as a senior, he recognizes it's time for him to step up to help lead the Michigan State offensive line and football team.
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Football espn.go.com —  The question has loomed at Michigan State for more than a year now. How does a program fueled by proving doubters wrong continue to improve when they’ve left little room for doubt? Now that expectations have finally caught up to the overachieving Spartans, how do they meet them? For defensive end Shilique Calhoun, it’s an easy answer. Discuss »
Football spartannation.com —  The Michigan State football program has been renewed under head coach Mark Dantonio. Eight straight bowl games, four straight bowl game victories and back to back top five finishes are now the norm. Don’t say that to Dantonio. He loves the grind of spring. The battle of spring and the effort it takes to be great in the fall is simple.
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Football mlive.com —  The name "Monty Madaris" has been bandied about around the Duffy Daugherty Football Building for three years, but the actual sightings of No. 88 have been relatively rare. For a player who came into the Michigan State program from tradition-rich Cincinnati Moeller High School with such great hype -- the No. 159 player in the nation in 2012, according to Scout.com -- Madaris has yet to produce much on game days.
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Football mlive.com —  Senior outside linebacker Darien Harris hadn't given the absence of departed defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi a second thought until asked about it following Michigan State's first spring practice on Tuesday. "It was a little bit different,'' Harris said, "but to be honest, you didn't even really notice it.''
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Motivation shouldn't be a problem for a football team that looks back at four consecutive bowl championships and a recent Big Ten title as points of reference instead of crowning achievements.
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Football videos.mlive.com —  MSU senior Connor Cook is considered by some to be the highest-rated NFL prospect at quarterback returning to college football for 2015, but Cook's focus on Tuesday was on the Spartans' first practice of the spring football session. Michigan State will hold 15 days of spring drill, culminating with the April 25 Green and White Game.


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Football detroitnews.com —  Shilique Calhoun smiles when he thinks back to his freshman season. That was a different Calhoun, on a different Michigan State defensive line, on a different Spartans team. Things have changed the last four years for the standout defensive end, as he's transformed from an undersized lineman to an All-Big Ten performer on the nation's top-ranked run defense.
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Football freep.com —  From linebacker to fullback to defensive tackle to defensive end – Lawrence Thomas has made the move outside after a breakout junior season in the middle of Michigan State's defensive line. That's not to say today's spring football depth chart revelation means Thomas is locked in as an end in the fall. But his versatility and the Spartans' depth inside explains why he is listed in the No. 1 end spot vacated by Marcus Rush and across from Shilique Calhoun.
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Football freep.com —  Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has been a frequent visitor to Michigan State pro day in recent years. He went in 2013, when the Steelers took running back Le'Veon Bell in the first round. He went last year, when Darqueze Dennard was a first-round pick. And he went last week to watch cornerback Trae Waynes.
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Football mlive.com —  Quarterback prospect Messiah deWeaver told MLive.com on Tuesday that he's planning an unofficial visit Michigan State this weekend. The four-star prospect (Rivals.com) from Wayne High School in Dayton's Huber Heights school district said he has 15 scholarship offers, and he hears from recruiters by phone or through social media channels most every day.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio previewed spring practice at a press conference on Tuesday inside the Breslin Center. Dantonio talked about his philosophy on spring practice, the leadership from the senior class, and the mindset of the team following back-to-back top-five finishes in 2013 and 2014.
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Football detroitnews.com —  "We're here to stay. And I think that's something we've got to constantly say to our football team and preach to it -- you're going to be measured on what you do next. And there's basic expectations now from our players who have left and from Spartans in again, that we need to continue to raise our level of play."
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