Another day, another strong defense. At least, that’s what Michigan State’s new motto should be after the signing of four-star defensive end Josh King, a 6’6″, 233 pound prospect out of Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Illinois, near Chicago.
King announced his decision at a press conference at Hinsdale South. He had also drawn interest from a great number of schools including Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame and many others.
Simply put, given how in-demand King was, this is a huge get for Michigan State. Once he grows into his tremendous height and fills out a bit more, he’s going to be one dangerous edge rusher that is feared not only in the Big Ten, but throughout college football.
For Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio, this is just another day at the office. Defense is his bread and butter, and Michigan State has been a become hard-hitting squad ever since he became head coach back in 2007. In 2014, the team ranked seventh in the nation in total defense.
Once King suits up in 2016, look for the team to be on an entirely different level.
Michigan State went 11-2 (7-1 Big Ten) last season and rallied to defeat Baylor in the Cotton Bowl. The Spartans open the 2015 campaign against Western Michigan in Kalamazoo on September 4.
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