Another day gone, another day that Michigan State’s defense continues to look outright dangerous. Per a tweet from Mike Wilson of 247 Sports, four-star defensive end Auston Robertson has committed to the Spartans.
Robertson: "Every time I go up there it is like a family atmosphere. … It made me feel like home. That's why I picked Michigan State."
— Mike Wilson (@ByMikeWilson) June 7, 2015
A 6-foot-4, 262 pounder out of Wayne High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Robertson also drew interest from a great number of schools including Alabama, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame and many others. His commitment to the Spartans comes just two days after the university also landed a commitment from fellow Class of 2016 defensive end Josh King.
Though neither player will suit up in East Lansing for another year, one can get an idea of how strong Michigan State’s defense will be in the coming years.
Consider this: The team finished second in the nation in total defense last season and has two highly-touted players set to join the roster in 2016.
Just how much of an impact they’ll make remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: head coach Mark Dantonio is not backing down from having his teams’ defenses be among the best.
Michigan State went 11-2 (7-1 Big Ten) in 2014 and mounted a furious comeback to defeat Baylor in the Cotton Bowl. The Spartans open 2015 on the road against Western Michigan, playing at Waldo Stadium on September 4.
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