Michigan State football's latest commit already helping recruiting effort

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It's no secret that Michigan State football needs some leaders on their team. After the miserable season that was last year and a lot of new faces in the program both on the coaching staff and team, it is critical for some guys to step up in the locker room and become the leaders of this team.

Some of the returning Spartans, like Darius Snow, will fit that role just nicely. And I imagine newcomer Aidan Chiles will continue to grow as a leader as well.

But in a surprising turn of events, the latest Michigan State commit is already taking on a leadership role and helping Jonathan Smith out in recruiting some more Spartans.

The latest transfer to commit to Michigan State was Edward Woods, a cornerback from Arizona State. Woods did so just a few days ago, and has already begun recruiting other players online.

In the post above, Woods is seen telling transfer Jay'vion Cole that he needs to be the next guy to commit to Michigan State. This may seem like a random thing for Woods to do, but it is extremely significant.

Michigan State has Cole visiting East Lansing beginning May 11, so Woods is already trying to help the Spartans get someone they are very interested in. But on top of that, Woods and Cole go way back as they played together in high school. That connection could really benefit Michigan State, especially if Woods is going to be vocal throughout Cole's recruitment.

It's unclear if Woods and Cole want to reunite at Michigan State or not, but this is as good of a sign as you could hope from MSU's perspective. Not just when you look at Cole's recruitment, but when you look at Woods as a leader for this team as well.