Michigan State Football: 5 potential breakout stars for 2015

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5. Larry Scott, Fr., RB

Larry Scott is one of the most highly-touted prospects in recent memory for head coach Mark Dantonio. Besides guys like William Gholston and Malik McDowell, Scott has been ranked the highest of any recruit under Dantonio.

Heck, he may be the top offensive prospect in the Dantonio era. The head coach has produced a ton of running back talent over the years, sending guys like Javon Ringer, Edwin Baker, Le’Veon Bell and now Jeremy Langford to the NFL. That success has to help in recruiting and Scott, originally considered an Ohio State lean, chose the Spartans a bit surprisingly and made Coach D one happy man.

Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing in at 225 pounds, Scott has the size and intangibles to become the best running back out of the bunch mentioned above.

With Langford headed to the NFL this year, the true freshman from Ohio has a realistic shot of earning some playing time in the backfield and winning the starting running back role isn’t completely out of the question.

Although guys like Madre London, Gerald Holmes and maybe even Delton Williams could push for starting playing time, the freshman may be the most talented of the bunch. It’s rare to see Dantonio starting a true freshman, but in Scott’s case, this may be the perfect chance for him to change that.

Don’t be surprised if this kid steps foot on campus and becomes as absolute star. He could help MSU recruit top running backs for years to come if he furthers the tradition and starts his path to the NFL this season.

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