September 30, 2009
Big time prospects to be in East Lansing
This weekend when Michigan State hosts arch-rival Michigan numerous top recruits will be on hand. SpartanMag.com caught up with two prospects that will be on campus in an official capacity and both are looking forward to their visits. Find out the details about these two high-priority recruits for Coach Dantonio and the Spartan staff.
RB Storm Johnson of Loganville High School, Georgia
The 6-foot-1, 217-pound Johnson is a 4-star recruit and rated the 25th best running back in the nation by Rivals.com. Johnson holds an impressive list of offers which includes Michigan State, Penn State, Florida State, North Carolina and Kentucky. The visit to Michigan State will be Johnson's first official visit
At one point Johnson was committed to Les Miles and LSU, but he has since backed off on that verbal commitment and is now focused on the schools listed above. Spartan Coach Dave Warner serves as the primary recruiter of Johnson and has been actively recruiting him throughout the process.
SpartanMag.com was able to confirm via text that Johnson will be flying up to East Lansing following his game Friday night. Johnson is having a strong season for Loganville, with 11 touchdowns and 605 rushing yards on 95 carries.
The Spartans already have a commitment from running back Nick Hill. A player like Johnson would be an excellent complement to the 5-foot-7, 183-pound Chelsea High School product. Head Coach Mark Dantonio would like to get a "lightning and thunder" combination much like he had in 2007 when Javon Ringer and Jehuu Caulcrick pounded on teams for over 2300-yards and 27 touchdowns.
ATH Kurtis Drummond of Hubbard High School, Ohio
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Drummond is a player that Spartan Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi has been actively recruiting. Drummond is rated a 3-star prospect and the #51 ATH recruit in the nation by Rivals.com. Drummond holds scholarship offers from Michigan State, Michigan, Purdue, Pittsburgh, Indian and Cincinnati.
The Spartans like Drummond's ability to make plays in the secondary and his play this fall is one of the reason why Hubbard High School is off to a 4-1 start. Last week he was dominant on both sides of the ball as Hubbard rolled over Lakeview 49-14.
Hubbard Head Coach Brian Hoffman told Vindy.com the following about Drummond's play, "It was definitely Kurtis' best game of the season, offensively and defensively. He made some tremendous plays on the defensive side and, obviously, some big catches."
Drummond informed SpartsnMag.com that he will be traveling to East Lansing with his family. He is not sure if he will leave and come up late Friday night or early Saturday morning.
The Spartans have been high on Drummond's list for quite some time and it is obvious that the staff is hoping they will be able to ad him to an already strong class, especially on the defensive side of the ball.
SpartanMag.com will be sure to follow-up with both Drummond and Johns after they complete their official visits. Getting these two un-committed out of state players on campus for the Michigan game is a sure sign that both of these players are plan A recruits for the class of 2010.
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