Michigan State Football: 5 players who will be major surprises in 2015

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Sep 27, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans defensive lineman Joel Heath (92) celebrates after a play during the 1st half of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Not much has been said of true freshman defensive tackle Raequan Williams during fall camps, but Mark Dantonio has praised him a bit.

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During a recent interview, Mark Dantonio said that Williams looks the part of a player who could potentially earn playing time as a freshman this season.

"“Raequan Williams is a guy that is a true freshman and he’s done some really good things out there. Looks like he, I don’t know if he plays as a true freshman, but is capable and that’s been exciting to watch.”"

The former four-star high school recruit from Chicago, Ill., has been impressing the head coach throughout camp and to even be mentioned when asked which guys were standing out is something to really be excited about.

Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 290 pounds, Williams has passed the eye test in terms of looking for an ideal defensive tackle and could be a perfect replacement for Joel Heath next season. Heck, maybe he can even pull a Lawrence Thomas and move to defensive end, if need be.

If Williams plays this season, expect him to contribute greatly. Dantonio will only play true freshmen who he knows will be in the rotation and earning significant playing time. If he doesn’t surprise this year, he will next season.

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