Redshirt freshman Madre London has been named the No. 1 running back for the Michigan State Spartans, per a report from Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press.
No official stats were provided from the Spartans’ weekend scrimmage, but London said that he had touchdown runs of 40 and 70 yards, respectively.
This means that once Michigan State opens the season on the road against Western Michigan on September 4, the team’s running attack could be borderline dangerous simply because of the depth that the Spartans have at the position. Behind London, the former three-star recruit out of Fort Lauderdale’s St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Michigan State has the following players: freshmen L.J. Scott and Gerald Owens, and sophomore Delton Williams. Needless to say, the Spartans are going to look great on the ground in 2015.
But that doesn’t mean that London has the No. 1 job for good, as head coach Mark Dantonio waxed poetic about the depth his team has at running back.
“I thought London had a great scrimmage,” Dantonio said. “Gerald is probably ahead of LJ in terms of knowing what to do, but LJ makes plays and looks very, very good out there. Then Delton Williams is getting back into the flow of it. Came in (to camp on Aug. 14), missed a lot of time, so there’s timing things and little things. He’s got to get himself back in shape, but he’s certainly functional, so I think we have four very good running backs. Nick Tompkins rounds that out and he’s a little bit light, but he plays extremely hard and he’s very quick.”
Needless to say, it’s beginning to look like another fun season in East Lansing!
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