Here is taking a look at how some of MSU’s verbally committed prospects fared in what was the opening week of the high school football season.
Several Michigan State recruits had strong performances to kick off the high school football seasons, while a pair were limited by injuries.
Beaver Dam (Wis.) running back R.J. Shelton and Solon (Ohio) receiver Darian Hicks delivered the top performances of the MSU verbally committed prospects.
Shelton scored five touchdowns and ran for 238 yards on 16 carries in a 42-20 victory. Three of his scores came on plays of 60-plus yards, including a 65-yard punt return.
Hicks scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes of regulation to lead his team to victory. Hicks caught a 38-yard touchdown pass with 2:03 remaining in regulation before scoring the winning touchdown with 19 seconds left in a 24-21 victory.
Waukesha (Wis.) West tight end Dylan Chmura and Cincinnati St. Xavier receiver Trey Kilgore both suffered injuries. Chmura, who missed the entire 2011 season because of a torn ACL, left with an ankle injury. Kilgore broke his foot in a scrimmage and will be out the next four to six weeks.
Here’s a couple of other performances:
Flint Carman-Ainsworth running back Gerald Holmes had 14 carries and ran for 162 yards and two TDs. One of his TDs came on a 78-yard run.
Grand Rapids Christian receiver and 2014 MSU football and basketball recruit Drake Harris had four catches for 55 yards and a TD in his opener.
Quarterback recruit Damion Terry of Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep doesn’t open his season until Friday and linebacker Shane Jones and Cincinnati Moeller played on ESPNU tonight.
Also late tonight, MSU landed Cass Tech offensive lineman Dennis Finley. It marks the second recruit in two days for the Spartans, who got a verbal recruit from Chicago Julian’s Demetrius Cooper on Saturday night.