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Salmon Makes It Official

247Sports contributor Kyle Bennett wrote this story for Spartan Tailgate.

Plant City (Fla.) defensive tackle Devyn Salmon committed to Michigan State during a phone conversation with coach Mark Dantonio today.
Salmon chose the Spartans over West Virginia after cutting his 14 total offers down to two.

“Michigan State was family,” Salmon said of what put the Spartans over the top. “They made me feel like I was a part of the program. I just felt comfortable. Spartan nation loves me and I love them back.
“It feels great [to be committed]. I feel comfortable with myself that I’m going to college where I can get better and now I can just focus on academics and not [recruiting].”

The 6-foot-2, 275-pounder hasn’t visit East Lansing yet, but is scheduled to take an official visit in mid-September and is excited to see the staff and facilities.

“I’m looking forward to the laughs and the smiles and how the coaching staff would be happy to see and treat me like I’m home, really,” he said. “I’ve watched videos online and looked at pictures online of the facilities and stuff.”

Salmon’s name has become popular this spring and schools will likely continue their recruitment of him, but the aggressive Plant City defender says that he is 100-percent Spartan.

“I’m done with the recruiting process; I’m done with camps and I’m not taking anymore visits,” he said emphatically. “I’m committed so it’s over with. Schools might call, but I’m a Spartan and I don’t want to be anywhere else.
“I’ve already ordered a hat and I’m about to order a shirt and some shorts. I’m excited to go back to [high] school and represent Michigan State.”

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