The Spartans finally picked up a defensive lineman in their class of 2013 as Plant City (Tampa, Fla.) three-star defensive tackle Devyn Salmon committed to Michigan State on Tuesday, despite not having visited East Lansing yet.
Salmon is the 11th commitment in the 2013 class for the Spartans.
In an interview with Big County Preps, Salmon announced his decision.
"Michigan State is where my family's at, Michigan State is where my coaches are at, Michigan State is where the recruits are at and that's what's gonna help me get to the next level," Salmon said.
The 6-foot-1, 285-pound prospect stressed that his recruitment is over and 247sports reported he will visit Michigan State in September.
“I’m done with the recruiting process; I’m done with camps and I’m not taking anymore visits,” he said to 247sports. “I’m committed so it’s over with. Schools might call, but I’m a Spartan and I don’t want to be anywhere else. I’ve already ordered a hat and I’m about to order a shirt and some shorts. I’m excited to go back to [high] school and represent Michigan State.”
Salmon shows a great burst off the line in his highlights and he gets into the backfield quickly and often, especially in stopping the run. He had 90 tackles and two sacks as a junior.
Current Spartan tight end/defensive end Denzel Drove is a Plant City product, a school which also produced Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray.
Michigan State has been recruiting southern Florida hard in the past couple years, and had three commitments in the past two years (2012 - Macgarrett Kings, Ezra Robinson; 2011 - Juwan Caesar).
Plenty more offers are out to players in the class of 2013 in Florida -- 247sports says 24 total (most are committed elswhere now), the most of any state.