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Michigan State football early signing day 2019 recap

The early signing day 2019 started off with a bang for head coach Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State football program.

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20 recruits signed their letters of intent to join the Spartans, including top recruits Devontae Dobbs, the number one ranked incoming guard in the nation, and Julian Barnett, the number eight ranked corner. Dobbs is the fourth highest rated recruit in Michigan State football history and Barnett is the 15th.

Overall the Michigan State 2019 football commits are ranked 27th in the nation (up from 31st the previous year), 7th in the Big-Ten (down from 6th the previous year), and have an average rating of 0.8748 (up from last year’s average rating of 0.8695). The rating and ranking data in this article is provided courtesy of 247 Sports.

Below is a recap of all of the players that committed to joining the Michigan State football program on the early signing day 2019.

Offense

QB

Payton Thorne | Quarterback | Naperville Central High School | Naperville, IL | 6’2″ | 182 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: NA | Position: 24 | State: 21

RB

Brandon Wright | Running Back | Euclid High School | Euclid, OH | 6’2″ | 220 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: 801 | Position: 51 | State: 42

Anthony Williams Jr | Running Back | Bolingbrook High School | Chicago, IL | 6’0″ | 187 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: 846 | Position: 54 | State: 15

WR

Tre Mosley | Wide Receiver | West Bloomfield High School | Pontiac, MI | 6’2″ | 176 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: 572 | Position: 74 | State: 14

Jase Bowen | Wide Receiver | Central Catholic High School | Northwood, OH | 6’2″ | 210 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: 621 | Position: 81 | State: 16

OL

Devontae Dobbs | Offensive Line | Belleville High School | Detroit, MI | 6’3″ | 274 lbs

Rating: 5 stars | National: 26 | Position: 1 | State: 2

Spencer Brown | Offensive Line | Walled Lake Western High School | Commerce Township, MI | 6’6″ | 295 lbs

Rating: 5 stars | National: 498 | Position: 38 | State: 13

Nick Samac | Offensive Line | Mentor High School | Mentor, OH | 6’4″ | 285 lbs

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Rating: 3 stars | National: 775 | Position: 48 | State: 36

Damon Kaylor | Offensive Line | Huntington North High School | Huntington, IN | 6’5″ | 302 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: NA | Position: 95 | State: 17

Defense

DL

Michael Gletcher | Defensive End | Carman-Ainsworth High School | Flint, MI | 6’5″ | 236 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: 425 | Position: 30 | State: 11

Adam Berghorst | Defensive End | Zeeland East High School | Zeeland, MI | 6’7″ | 245 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: 638 | Position: 46 | State: 16

J.D. Duplain | Defensive Tackle | Strongsville High School | Strongsville, OH | 6’3″ | 285 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: 776 | Position: 49 | State: 37

Maverick Hansen | Defensive Line | Harrison High School | Farmington Hills, MI | 6’5″ | 270 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: NA | Position: 144 | State: 44

LB

Luke Fulton | Linebacker | Cardinal Mooney High School | Poland, OH | 6’2″ | 218 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: 424 | Position: 22 | State: 14

Marcel Lewis | Linebacker | Chippewa Valley High School | Eastpointe, MI | 6’0″ | 208 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: 912 | Position: 39 | State: 25

CB

Julian Barnett | Cornerback | Belleville High School | Harper Woods, MI | 6’1″ | 183 lbs

Rating: 4 stars | National: 62 | Position: 8 | State: 3

S

Tate Hallock | Saftey | Forest Hills Central High School | Grand Rapids, MI | 6’3″ | 188 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: 985 | Position: 75 | State: 26

Special Teams

P

Jack Bouwmeester | Punter | Bendigo Catholic Central | Bendigo, Victoria, Australia | 6’2″ | 190 lbs

Rating: 3 stars | National: NA | Position: 9 | State: 2

K

Evan Morris | Kicker | Ovid-Elsie High School | Ovid, MI | 6’5″ | 205 lbs

Rating: 2 stars | National: NA | Position: 21 | State: 97

LS

Jude Pedrozo | Long Snapper | Westerville South High School | Westerville, OH | 6’2″ | 225 lbs

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