Bodanis chose Mark Dantonio’s Spartans over the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Bodanis was a 2-year starter at the Toronto, Ontario school and started all 8 games in 2012, recording 22 tackles. He led the Varsity Blues with four sacks. He also recovered two fumbles. He played in the 2012 Canadian Interuniversity Sport East-West Bowl in London, Ontario. In 2011, he started the first six games before suffering from an ankle injury.
Bodanis is a two-star defensive tackle at 6’5″ and 295 pounds. He’s a big guy who was recruited by Pat Narduzzi. Bodanis found Michigan State’s coaches to be warm and friendly and is looking forward to the passion the Spartans carry with them when they play. Dantonio described Bodanis in his announcing Tweet:
#18 J.Bodanis (UofToronto, Canada) Big powerful ath, quick, played 2 years of College FB in Canada, explovsive, bright future #Spartans2013
— Mark Dantonio (@DantonioMark) February 6, 2013
This is the eighteenth and final signee for the Michigan State Spartans on signing day. He is one of two defensive linebackers coming onto the team, and while he won’t be eligible to play in 2013 due to NCAA transfer rules, he’s looking forward to starting at Michigan State this summer.
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