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Nov 22, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Damion Terry (6) drops back to pass the ball against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the 2nd half of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

2. Damion Terry, QB, Sophomore(RS)

Frankly, I would be more than surprised if Damion Terry didn’t take over the No. 2 spot on the Spartans’ depth chart at quarterback, one spot behind future NFL star Connor Cook.

As one of the most, if not the most, highly-touted quarterbacks to come through Michigan State’s program under Mark Dantonio, Terry has what it takes to be a future superstar under the Spartans’ offensive system. It has been a while since Michigan State has had a quarterback who could succeed in the pass game as well as keep defenses on their toes in the run game.

In my opinion, the Spartans need to steer towards quarterbacks who can run the ball as well as being accurate passers. Terry should be the next man up at quarterback for Michigan State but Dantonio has placed junior Tyler O’Connor ahead of him on the depth chart for the past two seasons, leaving some people scratching their heads.

In his freshman season, Terry saw limited action, but didn’t disappoint, completing 63 percent of his passes for 88 yards while rushing for 62 yards on just 12 carries.

When Damion comes into the game, the crowd goes wild in anticipation for a big play either through the air or with the quarterback’s more than adequate legs.

In the first scrimmage, Terry was the most impressive quarterback, passing for 117 yards and two touchdowns on 8-of-9 completions. The second game wasn’t any less impressive as Terry saw more action than O’Connor, completing 6-of-10 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown.

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