Michigan State Football: 5 players to watch during spring game

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4. Madre London, RB, Freshman(RS)

OK, I know what you’re thinking. Why would I pick just one running back to watch as there are three or four that could compete for a starting job in the fall? Well, mostly because L.J. Scott isn’t on campus yet and he might be my favorite to win the starting job, but Madre London is picking up some serious steam.

London, a redshirt freshman, had some pretty lofty goals for himself before last season and he ended up getting redshirted in order to have a major impact this season. The running back could be an electrifying player and a guy who could turn some heads in the Big Ten this season as he runs past — as well as opening eyes to the rest of the nation.

Getting some serious playing time in the first two scrimmages of the spring, London has taken the starting role by the neck and isn’t letting go. He seems to be the favorite to replace Jeremy Langford at the moment, but it could all change with a poor Green-White performance.

In the first two scrimmages, London racked up 47 yards and 100 yards, respectively, while adding two touchdowns in the second intersquad battle.

His counterpart, Gerald Holmes, has struggled to gain any sort of momentum, leaving the job in London’s hands. It looks like it’s his to lose at this point.

London has to be a guy to watch during the spring contest as he might be the most exciting offensive player on the field outside of Connor Cook.

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