DeShone Kizer Would be Smart to Choose Michigan State

By Connor Muldowney
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Michigan State was named as one of the top three finalists for star dual-threat quarterback DeShone Kizer. That is, before LSU and Alabama offered the top recruit recently.

The Spartans joined North Carolina and Northwestern as the top three prior to the two college football mega-giants offering the prized recruit. He is considered by many as a game-changer and could be just what Michigan State needs to turn the program from good to great.

The Spartans have been a consistent top-five team in the Big Ten for the past six years and Mark Dantonio is the main reason for the success. The addition of a player like Kizer would be monumental for the program.

Kizer is rated as a four-star prospect from Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio, and one of the best dual-threats in the 2014 class. Many people would be asking, “why would Dantonio offer another dual-threat quarterback after signing Damion Terry for 2013?” The answer is simple — you can never be too loaded at quarterback.

Terry will likely emerge as the starting quarterback in the next couple of seasons if his position isn’t changed before then. He was also a four-star recruit and the most talented player in Michigan State’s 2013 recruiting class. With the addition of Kizer, the Spartans would be a force in the Big Ten for years to come — especially if he redshirts while Terry plays.

This is emerging as one of the hottest recruiting battles of the off-season and the talented quarterback has said he would be making a decision by late spring, and that he was leaning toward the Spartans.

He told Spartan Nation Radio about his love for Michigan State:

“I truly set Michigan State at a high standard against all these other schools. Their coaching staff is the best of the best.  Coach Dantonio, Coach [Dave] Warner and Coach [Dan] Roushar who is no longer there, they all have taken me in.  They are all down to earth guys. The campus is amazing.  It is a bigger campus and I like that and it is one of the best cities in the Midwest.”

Whatever his choice is, he seems to have a tremendous respect for the Spartans, and that bodes well for future recruits in East Lansing.

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