Michigan State Football: Top 5 young players who are future stars

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This one was way too difficult to narrow down to just one running back. While the competition for the starting spot will likely be between four guys including Gerald Holmes, Delton Williams, Madre London and L.J. Scott, I think it will come down to the latter two.

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London spent his first season as a Spartan redshirted, watching Jeremy Langford rush for over 1,000 yards for the second straight year and really learning from him.

If there’s one guy who holds an advantage over the rest, it’s London strictly because he say back and watched tendencies and what worked and what didn’t for each back. He made a goal before his freshman season that he wanted to rush for over 500 yards, but he was redshirted.

Now that the chains are off, he’s ready to get to work and he has a serious chance of becoming yet another 1,000-yard rusher under Dantonio — joining Javon Ringer, Edwin Baker, Le’Veon Bell and Jeremy Langford. Three of those guys did it more than once.

As for L.J. Scott, the incoming freshman is probably Dantonio’s most anticipated recruit in the past five years on the offensive side of the ball. Usually he gets some top defensive talent, but Scott is a different type of animal.

The elite recruit was sought-after by tons of programs and he surprisingly picked Michigan State despite being from Ohio and getting recruited hard by Ohio State.

If he lives up to his potential, the thought of him and London as a one-two punch is just flat-out scary.

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