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Today Mark Dantonio of Michigan State probably has a headache somewhere in Michigan. He found out that he would be losing his top 3 junior players, which should open the door for his recruiting class. While recruiting is fun, MSU is going to definitely hurt the Spartans.
According to SpartanNation.com’s Hondo Carpeneter, Gholston informed coach Mark Dantonio of his decision to skip his senior season earlier this week.
Gholston, a towering 6-foot-7, 280-pound defensive end, is the third Michigan State player to announce his intentions to leave school early.
Running back Le’Veon Bell and tight end Dion Sims also are turning pro.
“It’s part of the deal in college football,” Dantonio told Jeff Rickert and Gino Torretta on Sirius XM. “You’re going to have guys leave.”
It might be part of the deal, but it is still going to be a very tough road for the Spartan coach. Bell could easily jump the other running backs coming out, because of his speed and agility.
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Le’Veon Bell and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio released the following statements about the Spartans star running back leaving the program with a year of eligibility remaining.
Today, Michigan State juniors William Gholston, Le’Veon Bell and Dion Sims all declared for the NFL Draft. I brought in Chris Vannini and Mike Wilson from The Only Colors to discuss whether they made the right decision or not.
Jameson: Personally, I don’t think it was the right decision. Lots of things go into whether a player...
Friday saw another of Mark Dantonio’s top performers make public his decision to forgo his final year at Michigan State as defensive end William Gholston used Twitter to let Spartan fans know his decision.
Following Michigan State’s victory over TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl last Saturday, much of the attention of Spartan football fans then turned to whether or not their star running back, Le’Veon Bell would be leaving for the NFL.
And now after several reports all week of the hiring of an agent, thus ensuring his departure, it became official Thursday, as several other...
As teams are concluding their seasons, wrapping up bowl games, this is the time of the year that juniors decide whether they will return to college for their senior season or opt for the 2013 NFL Draft. Three members of the 2012 Michigan State Spartans have opted to enter the NFL lottery in April. RB Le’Veon Bell, DE Will Gholston and TE Dion Sims.
The decision for Bell to enter...
The Michigan State Spartans are still awaiting word on the futures of Le’Veon Bell and William Gholston, but they reportedly will have to say goodbye to another key member of this year’s team:
Michigan State tight end Dion Sims will enter the NFL draft, according to a source
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 2, 2013
Sims had 36 catches for 375 yards and two touchdowns during...
Spartan running back Le’Veon Bell and tight end Dion Sims will forgo their senior season’s to enter the NFL draft.
Le’Veon was Michigan State’s offense this year, and often carried the team to a win; including the bowl victory over TCU. He rushed for 1,793 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, and is high on the Spartan’s all-time rushing list while ranking...
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On my way into work this morning, I heard a radio commercial for a car donation company…you know..one of those places that you can donate your car to if you want/need to…maybe because it was so early or I just happen to be in a funny mood or snarky mood but for whatever reason, I found...
In the mind of Michigan State tight end Dion Sims the time was right for him to take his talents to the next level. Sims and Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio released statements on Thursday afternoon about the decision.
The NFL seems to be going "all-in" in the tight end evolution, with most teams taking three or more tight ends in the past 5 drafts. And with that desire for teams to add tight end talent, the position has become more and more coveted on draft day.
Adding to this already solid tight end class, Michigan State's Dion Sims, the 6'5, 285 pound physical specimen...
After another stellar performance in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell tweeted Thursday he was ending his Spartans career early. Joining Bell will also be Spartans tight end Dion Sims.