Byron Bullough (5) is part of the third generation of Bullough football players at Michigan State. (Jan-Michael Stump / Traverse City Record-Eagle)
The Detroit News will profile one of its Blue Chip recruits every day leading up to the Feb. 5 National Signing Day. Today: No. 12 player Byron Bullough.
Traverse City — The last of three brothers to play at Traverse City St. Francis, Byron Bullough, will soon be the sixth Bullough to play at Michigan State.
He will also be the last, at least in the foreseeable future.
His grandfather, Hank, played in the 1954 Rose Bowl championship team. His father, Shane, was coach George Perles’ first recruit at Michigan State. His uncle, Chuck, played linebacker beside his brother in the mid-1980s at MSU.
Byron Bullough’s brothers, Max and Riley, represent the third generation of Bulloughs to play for the Spartans, and Byron is proud to follow. Like the family members that went before him, Byron will play linebacker at MSU.
“It’s awesome,” he said. “The things that the Bullough name has done at Michigan State has been great. It’s cool stuff. They talk about their times at Michigan State. They tell stories.”
Bryon Bullough (6-1, 225), who has a 3.6 grade-point average, is a four-year starter in football and basketball at St. Francis.
Scout.com recruiting analyst Allen Trieu expects Bullough to be an impact player for the Spartans.
“He’s a possible All-America candidate,” Trieu said.