Michigan State Recruiting: 10 elite 2017 football targets remaining

Nov 28, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio leads the team onto the field prior to a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 28, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio leads the team onto the field prior to a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 5, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back LJ Scott (3) celebrates the game-winning touchdown with tight end Paul Lang (83) over the Iowa Hawkeyes during the fourth quarter in the Big Ten Conference football championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Michigan State won 16-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back LJ Scott (3) celebrates the game-winning touchdown with tight end Paul Lang (83) over the Iowa Hawkeyes during the fourth quarter in the Big Ten Conference football championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Michigan State won 16-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Lynn Bowden, 4-star ATH

Waiting for an offer ever since de-committing from Indiana back in April, four-star athlete Lynn Bowden finally visited Michigan State this past weekend and got what he was looking four. Bowden was preparing for the worst-case scenario in which he wouldn’t receive an offer from the Spartans and have to look elsewhere for a college destination.

However, Dantonio extended that coveted offer and the elite athlete was pretty excited about it. He took to Twitter to tell everyone the good news and the response was overwhelmingly positive as it seemed like this may bet the offer he was hoping/waiting for.

Bowden seemed to like his visit plenty and it’s even rumored that the offer and visit has given the Spartans an edge in his recruitment. Being his first time on campus, you have to think that this changed the game for him and he finally got to see why the coaching staff wanted him to get up to East Lansing for months.

The Youngstown, Ohio, native is one of the best athletes in the entire nation and can play any position from quarterback, to running back, to receiver and even in the secondary, if need be.

Wherever he plays on the field at the next level, he will make plays — he’s just that good.

The four-star is ranked the No. 114 overall prospect, fourth-best athlete and third-best Ohio recruit, according to 247Sports. Kentucky and Penn State are also top contenders in his recruitment, but he looks to be pretty green.

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