Saint Clair Shores (Mich.) South Lake Top247 junior lineman Kyonta Stallworth traveled to East Lansing Tuesday evening and eventually told MSU coach Mark Dantonio that he was ready to become a Spartan on Wednesday.
Stallworth is ranked the No. 3 prospect in Michigan for 2015
“It was the coaching staff, the players, it’s closer to home and Michigan State has a good football program,” Stallworth said. “Michigan State is a good fit for me and there’s a chance I could start as a true freshman.”
The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Stallworth holds additional offers from UCLA, Florida and Eastern Illinois. Stallworth first visited MSU last fall when the Spartans hosted Ohio State. He then visited MSU again and got a chance to bond with the MSU coaches some more. After the staff saw Stallworth camp at Sound Mind Sound Body in June, the MSU coaches knew they were going to offer. Stallworth visited MSU for a third time in June and landed that offer, while the relationships he built with the coaching staff made a big impact.
“Coach (Mark) Staten is a wonderful man,” Stallworth said. “Coach (Mark) Dantonio has great character. Now they have one of the greatest people in the world, coach (Curtis) Blackwell on their recruiting coaching staff. That gave them extra points with me. I was real happy that they did get coach Blackwell up there. He’s a terrific man.”
Stallworth was a ‘Plan A-Plus’ target on Michigan State recruiting board. Michigan State is recruiting Stallworth to play on either the offensive or defensive line all depending how his body fills out between now and when he arrives on campus two years from now. Stallworth is a four-star prospect and ranked the No. 3 overall prospect in Michigan in the 2015 class and No. 196 player in the nation 2015 class.
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