Salmon chose Mark Dantonio’s Spartans over the Iowa State Cyclones and the Marshall Thundering Herd along with 7 other schools he received offers from (the Ohio Buckeyes were among those schools). The 6’1″, 285 pound defensive tackle made his verbal commitment to the team on July 24, 2012.
The three-star defensive tackle opted to move out of the state of Florida, where attended Plant City High School, despite receiving an offer from West Virginia that was also lucrative. His commitment came following attendance at the Elite Scouting Services Camp in Lakeland, Florida. He described the East Lansing team as making him feel as though he were part of a family.
Salmon is the second signee of the day, adding to a class that appears poised to include 18 players total. Of the 18 possible signees, 3 are defensive tackles, including Salmon. The Florida product will replace seniors Doug Curtis and Tyler Hoover, who have accumulated a combined ten tackles and two stops. Salmon, a two-year starter set career highs for tackles, TFL, and sacks in his senior year (29, 8, 5 respectively). He will bring in some much-needed defense to the team in order to help stop opposing forces from moving down the field.