Michigan State might be the nation's best developmental program, turning overlooked and undervalued prospects into stars. But after back-to-back top-5 finishes and major bowl wins, the Spartans are upgrading their profile on the recruiting trail.
about 370 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | NCF On The Trail
Michigan State had another impressive season, although it didn't end with the Big Ten championship that Spartans fans were hoping for. The Spartans are still seeing gains in recruiting because of the on-field product, and the 2015 recruiting class could provide some players who might contribute early.
about 404 days ago | Tom VanHaaren | NCF On The Trail
The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: Certain schools always manage to hit home runs at specific positions, despite a player's ranking.
about 660 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
There wasn't a huge crop of prospects at the Chicago NFTC, but there were plenty of top recruits looking to prove their worth against their peers. After an outstanding Elite 11 performance Saturday morning and going through passing drills later in the day, Missouri quarterback commit Drew Lock earned the camp's only invite to The Opening and Elite 11.
about 668 days ago | Tom VanHaaren | NCF On The Trail
National signing day is just 48 hours away. To get you ready, we checked in with our ESPN.com recruiting experts for their take on how the Big Ten is faring. Senior national recruiting analyst Tom Luginbill and Big Ten recruiting reporter Tom VanHaaren spared time from their busy schedules to answer these questions: Ohio State and Michigan again lead the way in the Big Ten recruiting rankings.
about 736 days ago | Brian Bennett | NCF On The Trail
Despite the dead period there was still plenty of action within the Big Ten on the recruiting trail. Here is a look at what happened throughout the conference this past week. Biggest commitment: Ohio State continued its roll in recruiting by picking up ESPN 300 teammates Erick Smith (Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville) and Marshon Lattimore at the Army All-American Bowl.
about 764 days ago | Tom VanHaaren | NCF On The Trail
With Michigan State's success on the field, the coaching staff is starting to see a rise in interest from high-profile recruits. Going 12-1, winning the Big Ten championship and earning a Rose Bowl berth will do that for a program, but will it be enough to beat out other top programs for big-name recruits?
about 775 days ago | Tom VanHaaren | NCF On The Trail