Michigan State Football: 5 players to watch during spring game

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Aug 29, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio reacts to a play during the 1st quarter of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

5. DeAnthony Arnett, WR, Senior

I bet you didn’t expect to see this guy’s name on the list. DeAnthony Arnett is a Tennessee-transfer who came to the Spartans three years ago, looking for a fresh start and a school closer to his family.

After catching 24 passes for 242 yards and two scores as a freshman with the Volunteers, Arnett has only totaled six catches for 87 yards in three seasons, one turning out to be a redshirt campaign. He is a former highly-touted prospect out of high school and will need to be used in the right way for this offense to see production.

It’s not like Arnett doesn’t have talent, he has more than his fair share, but he has had trouble grasping the offense and has found himself on the end of the bench, struggling to find any playing time — even when the receiving corps were struggling mightily.

Arnett is a guy to watch in the spring game because of his performances in the team’s first two scrimmages. In fact, in the team’s first scrimmage on April 10, he caught four passes for 33 yards while catching seven passes for 46 yards in scrimmage No. 2.

Every offseason, Arnett’s name comes up as a guy who could potentially have a breakout season because of his immense talent and high ceiling. However, this season has a bit of a different feel since he knows that this is his last go-around.

Arnett could explode this year and the spring scrimmage could indicate that.

Next: Madre London, RB, Freshman(RS)

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