Michigan State Recruiting: Top 2017 football targets to watch

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Nov 8, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back Jeremy Langford (33) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The success of Michigan State running backs since Mark Dantonio took over eight years ago is tremendous. Going down the list of backs under the head coach, each one has had a clear shot at making a NFL roster, starting with Javon Ringer.

Looking at it, guys like Ringer, Edwin Baker, Le’Veon Bell and Jeremy Langford have all made names for themselves and were all drafted into the league, given the chance to become top-notch backs at the next level.

Stritzinger is one of those players who could follow suit and join the pedigree of great Michigan State running backs.

The in-state star is currently being heavily recruited by the Michigan Wolverines and some may even be led to believe he is leaning in the direction of Ann Arbor. However, he has five scholarship offers and MSU is not one of them. The Spartans’ offer could be the one he’s waiting on before making a final decision.

Expect Stritzinger to get more exposure as a junior for Warren De La Salle and break out, likely earning four-star status from major recruiting services.

Michigan State would be very lucky to land one of the top in-state prospects for the 2017 class and it would give it a leg up on the Wolverines.

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