January 9, 2011

The Hot List: Countdown to Signing Day

With less than a month left before members of the 2011 recruiting class sign letters of intent on National Signing Day the first week in February, the Michigan State football staff is busy trying to put the finishing touches on an already strong recruiting class.

SpartanMag.com staffers Matt Dorsey and Paul Konyndyk recently sat down to a feature we call the The Hot List: Countdown to Signing Day. For years Dorsey, a veteran recruiting analyst, has been putting together the hotlist, which lists the recruits that he believes Michigan State has highest on their wish list.

The list is bigger than usual this year for a variety of reasons. The Spartans are coming off their best season in the Dantonio era and their first Big Ten championship in twenty years. Michigan State's on-field success has more recruits looking at the Spartan football program. Add in the turmoil that several football programs Michigan State routinely knocks heads with on the recruiting trail and the conditions appear to be ripe for a strong finish in '11.

In this multimedia edition of the hotlist, Dorsey and PK go through the prospects in play for Michigan State position by position.

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