Trieu: Canton's Darius Robinson among offers to come from MSU camps
Michigan State hosted their final on-campus camp of the summer on Thursday.
The Spartans had a 7-on-7 and a big man camp, and then there was the Spartan Elite Camp and two rising stars camps.
From those camps, two new offers have been extended in the 2019 class to Canton defensive end Darius Robinson and Bolingbrook (Ill.) running back Anthony Williams. That does not mean more players who attended the camp will not be offered at a later point in time; these are just the first two to be handed out.
Robinson competed in the big man camp and showed tremendous upside in a 6-foot-5, 255-pound frame. Following the camp, he left on the Rising Stars Bus Tour and promptly added offers from Maryland, Virginia, and others.
Williams received his offer after working out in front of the staff Wednesday. This is his first Big Ten offer. He is expected to make a decision before the end of summer with Boston College considered the primary competition to the Spartans for his commitment. Williams was a teammate of 2018 Spartans signee Dashaun Mallory. He camped at Michigan State when he was a freshman, so he has familiarity with the program.
All in the family
There were a number of players who attended the various Spartans camps who have family connections to the program.
Ann Arbor Pioneer defensive and Dennis Simmons is the younger brother of MSU linebacker Antjuan Simmons. Beau Bachie, a class of 2020 linebacker, is the younger brother of MSU linebacker Joe Bachie.
A rising young name to remember is Isaiah Henderson, a freshman-to-be at Pickerington Central and brother of 2018 signee Xavier Henderson.
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central wide receiver/linebacker Tate Hallock is the son of former Spartan Ty Hallock, and his older brother Tanner is currently on the team. St. Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers College rising junior offensive lineman Brady Feeney’s father Todd was a tight end at Michigan State. East Kentwood offensive lineman Dallas Fincher’s father Marc played at Michigan State, and the younger Fincher already holds an offer from the Spartans.
Okemos rising senior quarterback Eli Salem is the son of Spartans quarterbacks coach Brad Salem. He attended Saturday’s camp.
There was excellent talent from the 2020 class at the camps. In-state wide receivers Abdur Rahmaan-Yaseen (Walled Lake Western), Ian Stewart (Gibraltar Carlson), and Devell Washington (Bay City Central) all hold major offers.
The 2019 group of linebackers had talent in it. Hallock was one of them, along with Romeo’s Brock Horne and Alpena’s Logan Guthrie.
Two of the Midwest’s top freshmen, Clarkston’s Garrett Dellinger and Rocco Spindler both competed along the offensive line and showed why they already hold scholarship offers from the Spartans, along with other schools.
J.D. Duplain from Strongsville (Ohio), who holds a Michigan State offer, participated in camp. While he has been best known as an offensive lineman, he also moved over to defense for part of the camp and showed his abilities there.
Allen Trieu covers Midwest football recruiting for 247Sports. 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.