Michigan State Recruiting: Top 5 remaining 2016 football targets

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Oct 25, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) takes the snap from Michigan State Spartans center Jack Allen (66) during the first quarter of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The Spartans already have three offensive linemen for the class in three-star tackle Gavin Cupp, three-star tackle Thiyo Lukusa and three-star center Matt Allen, but Dantonio will likely try to add at least one more. I couldn’t narrow this category down to a single name since there are three guys who I think are high on Coach D’s list.

The first is three-star tackle Alaric Jackson from Detroit who didn’t start playing football until recently and has shot up the recruiting ranks because of his size and potential. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound tackle has really impressed coaches and many believe he may be more interested in MSU than any other program right now. It’s unclear if he’s the No. 1 lineman target or not.

Next up is four-star offensive tackle Cole Van Lanen from Wisconsin who has climbed in the rankings lately, ending up as the No. 62 player in the nation and No. 11 tackle, according to 247Sports. Michigan State is one of four Big Ten teams who top his list, but usually big guys from the Dairy State like to stay there to play college ball for the Wisconsin Badgers. However, one just left to commit to Michigan, so why not have another play for MSU?

Last, but not least, South Dakota standout tackle Matt Farniok also seems to like the Spartans. The four-star big man from the rural U.S. might not be the most talked about player, but he has the body and physique to be a heck of a college lineman. Farniok ranks 116th in the nation and as the 14th-best offensive tackle in the class, according to 247Sports.

That makes three stellar linemen to choose from for a final spot.

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