June 16, 2009

VIDEO: A closer look at future Spartan Will Gholston

No player in the state of Michigan received more attention from the power centers of college football than 6-foot-7, 240-pound Detroit Southeastern star William Gholston.

With offers from Florida, USC, Oklahoma, Alabama, Miami, Michigan, LSU, Ohio State, Illinois, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Florida State among others, Gholston could have played anywhere in the country.

Instead, the dynamic Southeastern star chose to play football for Mark Dantonio at Michigan State.

Since taking over the Michigan State football program in late Novemeber 2007, Dantonio and his staff have made it their priority to keep the State's best players at home.

After missing out on blue chippers like Ronald Johnson and Joseph Barksdale, and Nick Perry in his first two recruiting classes, Dantonio has built a strong in-state recruiting presence that has allowed him to land dozens of elite in-state prospects.

Michigan State's 2009 in-state recruiting hall will be tough to beat, but the addition of Gholston as well as two more Detroit Public School League commitments in Mylan Hicks and Tony Lippett to go along with Rivals250 inside linebacker Max Bullough give the Spartans an outstanding nucleus of in-state talent to build upon.

Embedded in this story is video of Gholston in action as a junior for the Jungaleers.

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