Sparty player development (or talent scouting, or luck)
This morning the Rivals player countdown features a Sparty (Joel Foreman) wholly unfamiliar to me at #76:
Where was he in 2007?
That's right, two stars. Not that I'm counting or anything, but that's at least the third such instance for Sparty from that era. The other two on my mind?
* Kirk Cousins: http://rivals.yahoo.com/michiganstate/football/recruiting/player-Kirk-Co...
* Jerel Worthy: http://rivals.yahoo.com/michiganstate/football/recruiting/player-Jerel-W... (2008 class)
They were both three-star recruits, but they've been mentioned as future high NFL draft picks, for what that's worth. Note that Worthy had an offer from Nebraska, so he's wasn't as obscure as the other two.
Other three-star guys from the '07 class that prospered include Greg Jones (a recent NFL draftee) and Arizona transfer Nick Foles.
I realize that plenty of "threes" (e.g., David Harris and Mike Hart) at Michigan end up doing well, but it seems that Dantonio has been doing a good job with player development, talent scouting, or just being lucky. Thoughts?
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.