It’s preseason award and watch list season and that means that Michigan State football players are being hyped up left and right.
The most hyped-up player so far has to have been Cal Haladay who has found himself on a number of defensive award watch lists and he’s considered a first or second-team All-Big Ten linebacker. There’s a good chance he has himself a monster year.
Outside of Haladay, there are others who have drawn some national attention, but one watch list has caught a lot of people’s attention.
On Wednesday, the Reese’s Senior Bowl released its watch list for this year’s edition of the game and seven Spartans appeared on it.
That’s a healthy representation right there and it just goes to show that the Spartans have some solid veterans who can lead the program back in the right direction.
Looking at the seven Michigan State football watch list players
The names on this list aren’t exactly surprising, and it should give Michigan State fans some hope.
Having a veteran-led team like this can spell success. Michigan State has over a half-dozen guys who could represent the program in this impressive event.
Jacoby Windmon is obvious as he almost went to the NFL after the 2022 season in which he was a three-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. Nick Samac, if healthy, can be one of the best interior offensive linemen in the Big Ten. Tre Mosley isn’t called “Mr. Reliable” for no reason. Maliq Carr is looking to finally break out (I do believe he still has another year of eligibility after 2023, however). Aaron Brule is going to have a major role on this defense. Spencer Brown could very well start on the offensive line this season. And Simeon Barrow Jr. is a force on a loaded defensive line.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see all of these guys at the Reese’s Senior Bowl after the season.