Found April 02, 2014 on Fox Sports Detroit:
For most high school football players headed to college, signing day is the first Wednesday in February. For 5-star prospect Malik McDowell, it took a little longer. Nearly two months after announcing during a news conference at his high school that he would attend Michigan State, McDowell finally signed his letter-of-intent to end a roller-coaster recruiting process in which his parents, especially his mother, wanted him to go elsewhere. McDowell, a defensive end from Southfield (Mich.) High School, confirmed Wednesday morning on Twitter that he had officially signed with the Spartans. Michigan State called a news conference Wednesday during which coach Mark Dantonio is expected to comment on landing one of the nation's top players. McDowell (6-foot-6, 290 pounds) maintained throughout that he wanted to head to East Lansing to play for the Big Ten and Rose Bowl champions. His mother, Joya Crowe, wanted her son to go just about anywhere but Michigan State. "We don't wan...
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