Spartans Dropping for Cole
Michigan State has been seen as a serious contender for the services of four-star 2015 athlete Brian Cole, if not the outright leader. The Saginaw native doesn't like what the Spartans have done with former Volunteer DeAnthony Arnett:
@kraut2k: Is DeAnthony Arnett having a negative effect with Michigan State and Brian Cole?
Tom VanHaaren: It seems as though he might be, yes. Arnett, a wide receiver from Saginaw, Mich., hasn't been getting playing time at Michigan State. He transferred from Tennessee after his freshman season, but hasn't made an impact yet. That does seem to be something Cole (Saginaw, Mich./Heritage) has taken notice of. Cole and Arnett are friends, as is Cole's father. A program can't change what it does on the field for a recruit, but in this case it does look like it's having an impact on this prospect. I'm not sure there is much that can be done if that's the way Cole and his family feels.
The Spartans are on the down slope in Cole's recruitment; Michigan probably benefited greatly from all this when Cole decided to see UTL II instead of a game in East Lansing. He is considering both wide receiver and defensive back at the next level.
Commitments, Targets Impressing on Field
Michigan's quarterback for the class of 2014 continues to kill it on the field. Wilton Speight went 23-of-39 for 335 yards and 4 touchdowns to only 1 interception. He gets the gold star of the week, although Brian Cole and George Campbell both turned in impressive performances as well. Check out the Hudl highlights of Cole's performance here, as well as highlights of linebacker prospect Justin Hilliard here.
Steve Lorenz of 247 Sports has a nice rundown of the commitments' week three statistics. Wondering why there aren't any insane Damien Harris statistics to report? He left his game early with a knee injury. He still got 146 yards, 77 of which came from this TD scamper:
Get well soon, Mr. Harris.
General Notes and Multimedia Items
The Washington Post continues to chronicle the recruitment of one Da'Shawn Hand, who looked impressed by what he saw at Michigan's recent night game. Check it out:
WP's coverage of Hand's recruitment is pretty cool. This is the third installment in the series; check out episodes one and two at their First and 17 page.
Class of 2016 running back Robert Washington is one of the top backs in his class and could receive a Michigan offer soon. He interviewed with 247 Sports($).