Michigan State Football: 5 most intriguing freshmen

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Nov 8, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back Delton Williams runs the ball during the 1st half of a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

No. 1 on this list is a no-brainer. L.J. Scott is one of the most exciting freshman recruits in Michigan State history on the offensive side of the ball — rivaling five-star wide out Charles Rogers in 2000.

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Everyone around the program has been praising Scott for his work on the field and just his overall look. Jack Allen has compared the young running back to Le’Veon Bell strictly because he looks like the former star in full pads.

Mark Dantonio has said that he looks the part and stated how he’s been performing well in the first couple weeks of fall camp/practice.

There’s a noticeable gap in the backfield as Jeremy Langford went on to the next level this past offseason, leaving the running back job open for competition between redshirt freshman Madre London, sophomore Gerald Holmes, junior Delton Williams and true frosh L.J. Scott.

With the season less than three weeks away, it’s looking likely that the starting job will come down to splitting carries and having a running back by committee, at least for the first couple of games.

Scott will be ready to play and the former four-star running back from Hubbard, Ohio, could end up going down as one of the best to play the position in MSU history if he lives up to potential.

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