Embed from Getty Images The Michigan State football team desperate need of speed was dealt a blow. Incoming wide receiver Alante Brown who had committed and was going to be a big recruit for the Spartans. Suddenly changed his mind.
Speed has been lacking from the Michigan State Spartans for some time now. Alante Brown was going to help. The speedy four star wide receiver would have developed into a go-to target for the Spartans. Now that does not matter. Big Ten opponents exploited the Spartans speed short commings.
Until a student athlete signs their letter of intent they have every right to change their mind. This time it hurts Mark Dantonio and his team. Michigan State has been struggling to score points quickly. It appears that may continue at least for now.
Michigan State also lost running back Aaron Young to Rutgers. Another player who could have breathed speed and life into the Spartan offense. Young is off to play at the same school his brother plays at so that was the deciding factor.
Michigan State does have incoming freshman WR Tre’Von Morgan. However at 6′ 6″ 215 LBS, Morgan projects more as a tight end as he does not have the speed Brown has. So it will be interesting to see how Morgan is used in the offense.
Coach Dantonio, has said he would like to still add speed. There is no guarantee they will be able to flip a recruit in the days leading up to National Signing Day. That is where the Michigan State football program is right now.
Mark Dantonio and the Spartans are paying the price for simply shuffling the coaching staff and not bringing in fresh coach to breathe life into the football team.