Michigan State Football: 5 most intriguing freshmen

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Aug 29, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans center Brian Allen (65) prepares to snap the ball to Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18)(not pictured) during the second half of a game at Spartan Stadium. MSU won 45-7. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Higby is a kid you don’t usually hear about when talking about the Spartans’ 2015 recruiting class, but he’s got the talent.

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Higby, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound behemoth from Houston, Texas, is one of the top offensive lineman commits for the 2015 class and he’s severely underrated. It’s unclear whether he will be redshirted this season, but if he does, the Spartans could have a starting freshman lineman next season.

When listening to the kid talk, it’s evident he knows exactly what’s expected of him and he is ready to put in the work and learn from the guys ahead of him.

Current starters such as Jack Conklin, Brian Allen, Jack Allen, Kodi Kieler and Donavon Clark make up one of the best trench units in the nation and that is the perfect situation for a budding star such as Higby to be in.

If he’s going to learn how to be one of the best in the Big Ten, he will need to learn under the best in the Big Ten. Let’s say Michigan State doesn’t redshirt the former three-star recruit, then they will have a solid addition to the rotation if a big-name player goes down to injury.

Here’s to hoping that will never happen, but the potential of Higby should excite Spartan Nation.

Next: 4. Andrew Dowell, LB