Michigan State Football: 5 potential breakout stars for 2015

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Jan 1, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Michigan State Spartans mascot Sparty during the game against the Baylor Bears in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

2. Madre London, Fr.(RS), RB

Madre London was a bit underrated as a running back recruit out of high school in Florida and his first year at Michigan State was a perfect example of that. Although he was redshirted as a freshman in 2014, he set lofty goals for his first full year of play, claiming he wanted to break the 500-yard mark as well as earn some starting playing time.

With Langford gone and a little competition standing in his way, London has the ability to break out as one of the biggest stars, not just on the team, but in the entire Big Ten Conference.

Heck, major publications, such as ESPN, have even brought his name up in conversation as a possible breakout star in 2015. He has the speed, quickness, north-to-south running ability, ability to hit the hole as well as breakaway burners to become an absolute stud in the Spartans’ backfield.

I mentioned earlier that Larry Scott could be a breakout star, so it may seem a bit strange that I put two running backs on this list, but I believe both could have great years. You see it all the time with elite teams: two running backs end up becoming stars and one succeeds the other after he leaves and produces at an even higher level. Montee Ball and Melvin Gordon are living proof of that.

Don’t be surprised to see both London and Scott rush for over 1,000 yards each this season.

Next: 1. Montae Nicholson, So., SS