Weekly look at how MSU football recruits fared; Fonoti returning

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.

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12 Responses to Weekly look at how MSU football recruits fared; Fonoti returning

  1. avatar MSUDersh says:

    Good news about Fou coming back, his & Jackson’s injuries killed our o-line this season.

    Who will fill in next season for McDonald at LG (he’s the only senior on the line right now, Ruhland is a backup C senior)? I’m thinking Jack Allen will slide back over there when Jackson is back

    • avatar MSUDersh says:

      oops I meant RG

      • avatar ceguru92 says:

        Will Jackson be back in time to start the season–pretty serious injury. I suspect Allen, Treadwell, Burkland and Fonoti are sure things. Fonoti could move to LT to replace France (which he likely would have this year had he stayed healthy). In that scenario Clark might be the RG. It is also possible Fou moves to RG with France staying at LT and Clark being guy backing up multiple spots.

  2. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Great news about Fonoti, I was hoping he would return .

    Also Brian does this mean that Greg Jones could be on the sidelines for the Gator Bowl in USMCs hometown of Jacksonville?

  3. avatar 79 Spartan says:

    I’ve been impressed by Fou since he transferred here.
    Good news for all concerned.

  4. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Great group of kids coming next year and ’14 (so far) Thanks for the updates.

    beating the fighting Bruce Jenner’s in Hockey one night and soccer for the B1G Championship and auto bid to the Tourney the next day. That’s priceless.

    • avatar MSU Owns Denard says:

      yesh beating the overrated drunks in hockey is always great

    • avatar behind the green curtain says:

      Where ya been pardner, them thar hogs going after some bulldogs Saturday, ever see a javalina hog tear into a bulldog . Its not pretty son I will tell you that. Will break down the Northwestern film and give you my analysis Friday Night


      • avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

        Arkansas loss will be by double digits, throwing some truffles on the field wouldn’t help, the Hogs have quit on the “head” coach.

    • avatar marky mark says:

      wow!!!!!!!!!!! soccer really?? that’s awesome. Must suck that football seasons over for some of us!!!

  5. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Interesting that the janitor is now “back posting”, well after this post was put up.

    What can you expect for somebody who gets paid to post by a person who sort of went to UCLA and maybe got one advanced degree from the home of all those folks who are famous for being famous.

    • avatar behind the green curtain says:

      Son , don’t be wasting your time with a janitor when you could be in high cotton running with the bulls. Our wager is the same as always son, hogs win out you admit that MSU made a mistake six years ago, the day the Hogs lose another ball game is the last time you ever hear from me again, dad gumm it that’s our wager son.

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