You'd have to turn guys away to hold a spot for him, because signing day is before school is out. It's a calculated risk, one MSU can afford to take. And I'm not so sure the standards for the two schools are completely equal. By NCAA definition, yes. But while we take an occasional chance, we're a bit more risk adverse than most. It's like how we COULD take Juco players, but rarely do.
a terrible blight on our fine country