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Trieu: Spartans rising for 4-star Georgia OT E.J. Price

Allen Trieu
Special to The Detroit News
E.J. Price

Michigan State will receive an official visit from one of the nation's top offensive tackles, Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer senior E.J. Price, who will be in East Lansing for the Sept. 12 primetime showdown with Oregon, along with teammate and highly-recruited junior cornerback Jamyest Williams.

Price (6-6, 311 pounds), a four-star prospect and the No. 6 OT in the nation, is originally from Grand Rapids and still has family in Michigan.

A one-time Georgia commit, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida State and Georgia Tech are among the other teams in contention for him. He has also talked about taking an official visit to Michigan in the past.

Michigan State was actually not on a recently-released top seven (Ole Miss, LSU, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida State and Auburn), but since then, the Spartans have risen back up his list.

Michigan State already has three offensive line commits in the 2016 class, but there should be room for one more, especially one as talented as Price.

"He grew up playing quarterback, so he is athletic and very light on his feet," Scout analyst Chad Simmons says. "His frame is exactly what you look for in an offensive tackle. What stands out a lot about him is his coordination and ability to move in space. His best football is still ahead of him. He has so many traits to like, but still so much room to grow."

He is likely to use all of his official visits before announcing his decision on Jan. 9 at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

He has not set any additional official visits yet.

Chambers will enroll early

Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek wide receiver Cameron Chambers is one of the top-ranked commits in the Michigan State class and from the sounds of it, could rise more during his senior season. Timber Creek has not started its season yet, but Scout's Brian Dohn attended the team's scrimmage and Chambers impressed, catching two touchdowns.

"He looked exactly how I hoped he would," Dohn said, "improved from his junior year and a real threat in the passing game."

Chambers was one of the top performers at Michigan State's June elite camp. The first commit in the 2016 class, even if his strong performances as a senior lead to schools continuing to recruit him, he is set to officially become a Spartan in the near future.

"He's going to visit Michigan State officially for the Oregon game and will sign his financial aid papers," Dohn said. "He will enroll in January and he is looking nowhere else."

Robertson starts strong

Michigan State commit Auston Robertson's Fort Wayne Wayne team fell 49-0 to crosstown Snider in their first game, but Robertson made his presence felt in the contest. He made two big plays in the first quarter, chasing down an outside run to the sideline, and then recording his first sack of the season on a third-and-long play.

Robertson, listed at 6-foot-6, 255 pounds on the program, also returned kickoffs and played tight end and wide receiver for his team, in addition to his defensive duties.

More information

E.J. Price profile

Cam Chambers profile

Auston Robertson profile

Allen Trieu began covering the state of Michigan for Scout.com in 2005 and began managing the entire Midwest in 2009. He has been featured on the Big Ten Network on its annual Signing Day Show. His Michigan and Michigan State recruiting columns appear weekly at detroitnews.com.