Several Michigan State recruits helped their teams stay alive in their respective state playoffs over the weekend. Here’s a glance at how they fared in our weekly look at verbally committed MSU football players.
Drake Harris – Had a 49-yard TD reception and finished with five catches for 88 yards for Grand Rapids Christian, which advances to face DeWitt in a Division 3 state semifinal at East Kentwood at 1 p.m. Saturday
Deon Drake – Had a 19-yard touchdown run in Cass Tech’s 21-14 win over Saline in the regional final. MSU offensive lineman target David Dawson played a big role in the Technicians’ success on the ground against Saline. Cass Tech will face Lake Orion at 1 p.m. Saturday at Troy Athens in a Division 1 semifinal
Shane Jones – had six tackles in Cincinnati Moeller’s 46-20 playoff win over Lakota East
Damion Terry and Delton Williams – Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep had a bye this week and resumes play on Friday.
Jon Reschke – Helped Brother Rice to a 42-12 win over Walled Lake Western. They will face Wyandotte Roosevelt at Gibraltar Carlson at 1 p.m. Saturday in a Division 2 state semifinal
Jay Harris – Returned a kickoff for a touchdown and had receiving and rushing touchdowns in Downingtown (Pa.) East’s 38-35 District 1 Class AAAA loss to Wissahickon. East was the top seed but were upset when Wissahickon hit a late field goal. Harris had six catches for 94 yards for East, which finished the season 10-1.
Speaking of Terry, he declared on his Twitter page that he’s a candidate for Gatorade Player of the Year in Pennsylvania. We also had a story about Terry’s strong senior season in Sunday’s edition of the LSJ.
Drake and Drake Harris – both 2014 MSU recruits – were featured on the Rivals 250 watch list that was released today as four star recruits.
And in an update about current Spartan players, Fou Fonoti announced on Sunday night that he will be coming back next season – a big boost for MSU’s offensive line going into next season. The unit should have plenty of experience with him and Travis Jackson returning healthy.
Then former Spartan linebacker Greg Jones was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars according to reports. Jones played for the Super Bowl champion New York Giants last season. Former MSU tight end Kellen Davis had a rough night in the Chicago Bears’ loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday night. (Check the too cold portion of the link)
In a few other tidbits from Sunday, MSU’s men’s soccer team beat Michigan in overtime in the championship game of the Big Ten tournament and the Spartan women’s basketball team rolled past Texas Arlington in its season opener.