Michigan State Football: 5 bold predictions for the month of August

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Jul 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio speaks during 2015 Big Ten Football Media Days at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

1. MSU adds another 2017 commit

The 2016 recruiting class has all but wrapped up — with the exception of a few remaining targets — but the 2017 group is just getting underway as four-star wide out Hunter Rison, a legacy commit, made his pledge to MSU back in June.

Related: MSU Recruiting: Top 2017 football targets to watch for

While you may think the 2016 class is the best in the Mark Dantonio era, which it is on paper right now, the 2017 group has a chance to be even better.

Top in-state targets include four-star cornerback Ambry Thomas, five-star wide out Donovan Peoples-Jones, four-star wide out KJ Hamler, four-star linebacker Josh Ross, four-star defensive back Jaylen Kelly-Powell, three-star running back Allen Stritzinger, three-star quarterback Jairus Grissom, three-star defensive back Richard Bowens III and the list could go on and on.

With all of those big names very interested in Michigan State and players visiting throughout the month, I would be shocked to see the Spartans go past Sept. 12’s Oregon game without another commitment for the 2017 class.

Hunter Rison has said how he wants to recruit in the way Cam Chambers and Messiah deWeaver had for 2016, and adding a couple of guys to the class would be huge.

Michigan State will gear its attention toward that class in the coming month and don’t be surprised if we see at least one more 2017 pledge.

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