Michigan State Football: 5 players who will become household names in 2015

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Jan 1, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; A Michigan State Spartans player holds up his helmet as his team celebrates the win over the Baylor Bears in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium. The Spartans defeated the Bears 42-41. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

I think it’s safe to say that no incoming freshman has received this much excitement or attention since Mark Dantonio took over in 2007 — Malik McDowell comes close.

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Coming in ranked as the No. 59 overall recruit in the nation, according to 247Sports, for the 2016 class, L.J. Scott has solidified himself as a serious threat to win the starting running back job.

Many people have their eyes on redshirt freshman Madre London, Gerald Holmes and junior Delton Williams, who all have a chance to earn significant playing time in the backfield. Heck, since Williams has been reinstated to the team this week, one of our writers even believes he will win the starting job.

Back to the case of Larry Scott. This kid has all the potential and makings of a superstar running back who could take over the Big Ten. Scott has the size and north-south running ability of Le’Veon Bell with the moves of Javon Ringer, when needed.

I believe it will be a few games before he really impacts the offense, but Scott will become a household name this season — not just in East Lansing, but across the nation.

Give him two years and he will be a serious Heisman contender.

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