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Another flip: MSU lands Temple commit Raheem Blackshear

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News

East Lansing — Michigan State continues to flip players in the final push to National Signing Day, adding three-star wide receiver Raheem Blackshear of Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood.

Raheem Blackshear of Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood

The 38th-ranked player in the state of Pennsylvania according to 247sports.com, Blackshear was committed to Temple but started receiving more interest after an outstanding finish to his senior season. The running back/wide receiver accumulated 414 rushing yards and five touchdowns in the final two games of his high school career, the last one a state title game win.

In that state title game, Blackshear ran for 155 yards and two touchdowns all within the game’s first 12 minutes.

That’s when Michigan State entered the picture along with Rutgers. He was in East Lansing last weekend for his official visit.

“I (would) like to thank all the temple coaching staff and fans for everything,” Blackshear posted on Twitter. “But this is the best decision for me.”

Blackshear is the third player to change their commitment to Michigan State since Sunday when defensive lineman DeAri Todd of Lorain (Ohio) Clearview and cornerback Tre Person of Atlanta Westlake High both announced they would sign with the Spartans.

Michigan State now has 21 committed players with signing day on Feb. 1.

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