Answering your Michigan State Football & Recruiting Questions and Emails…

Mark Dantonio at MSU ELITE Camp June 2018 (PHOTO:  Duffy Carpenter @DuffyCarpenter1 )
Mark Dantonio at MSU ELITE Camp June 2018 (PHOTO: Duffy Carpenter @DuffyCarpenter1 )

Answering your #5 Michigan State Football Questions and Emails…

Hondo you said previously that MSU was NOT out of the Jaren Mangham sweepstakes, but that you didn't think they were #1. I thought you said Florida. Is that still the case? Kyle Low

Hi Kyle. I absolutely did say that. As I have said many times, recruiting is fluid. MSU is still in it and I do not think that there is a leader as of now.

Hondo I recently read that (Name withheld by Spartan Nation) committed to (Another Power 5 School) and he picked them over Michigan State? This surprised me because when I listened to him on your radio show and read the articles at Spartan Nation he seemed to love it here. Any idea why he turned on us? Kyle Roud

He didn’t “Turn on MSU,” at all. He loved Michigan State. Unfortunately for him and MANY players, he milked the process enjoy the attention and after MSU picked up some OL commits, his position was full and when he called to commit to MSU, they would not take him. It was a great lesson to recruits about waiting when you have the offer you want. Super kid and I wish him well. I withheld his name for the obvious reason.

Hondo I have heard that there are new rules for redshirting in football. Can you explain? Sloan Weldon

The new red-shirt rules allow players to participate in up to four games in a year and they will not lose a year of eligibility. I think they should just give college football players five years and let them play all five.

Hondo, I always enjoy your war rooms and mail bags.  I saw Dave Rayner left MSU.  I thought Rayner did an outstanding job with the special teams last year. Barbara H. Bliss

He did. He is a great Spartan and I wish him nothing but the best.

Hondo what do you think is the biggest game of the year? Joel Kirk

It always is and always will be Michigan. No question. BTW at the time of publishing this article, it is only 17 weeks, 3 days and 12 hours.

Hondo how are you reading the tea leaves on landing Lance Dixon? Thank you, Peter Bleu

I think he is headed to Penn State.

Hondo two years ago I heard Devontae Dobbs on your radio show and you predicted he would be one of the nation’s top players. Correct me if I am wrong, but you also predicted he would be a Spartan. What are you thinking this close? Clare Williams

That was two years ago. I did make that prediction and I still stand by it. Great player and a better young man.


Hondo do you know where Kyonta Stallworth is transferring? Clint Washburn

Southern Illinois

I loved your interview with Jalen Watts-Jackson. Do you know where he is transferring and can you tell us? My favorite player of all time. Mike Sanchez

I do know and not I can’t tell you. He has asked me to let him make the announcement and I will honor that.

Hondo I am a big fan of Jalen Hunt the DE out of Belleville. Any educated guess on where he goes to college? Do we land him at MSU? Jack Clubb

No, I do not think he ends up a Spartan. I believe he will be a Hawkeye.

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