Michigan State hits hot recruiting stretch

Michigan State continued to stockpile talent for its 2016 recruiting class, picking up a commitment from defensive end Auston Robertson on Sunday. Head coach Mark Dantonio and his staff were able to put together a strong weekend of collecting prospects, as the Spartans also received a pledge from fellow DE Josh King on Friday. And MSU may not be done yet, as a few more pledges may come in over the next few days. Illinois defensive lineman Naquan Jones will announce his decision on Monday, and he is down to Michigan State, Florida and South Carolina, while fellow Land of Lincoln defensive lineman Mike Panasiuk will also choose on Monday and is down to Sparty, Wisconsin and Penn State. Getting pledges from all four talented recruits in a stretch of days would be quite the coup for Dantonio and his staff. Both the 6-4, 262-pound Robertson (Wayne High School in Fort Wayne, IN), and the 6-6, 233-pound King (Hinsdale South High School in Darien, IL) are considered two of the best players at their position in their respective states. And they are the Spartans’ highest-ranked commitments in the current cycle. Adding Jones and Panasiuk would put the program as one of the best in the country as we head into the summer months, and it could set the stage for Dantonio’s best recruiting class yet in East Lansing. Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.

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