Moeller duo visiting Michigan State today


Moeller linebacker Shane Jones

Michigan State and head coach Mark Dantonio have had more than their share of
success in recruiting players out of Cincinnati
Moeller. And they’re at it again…

Michigan State and head coach Mark Dantonio have had more than their share of
success in recruiting players out of Cincinnati

Former Spartan linebacker and Moeller graduate Greg Jones
just won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants, while redshirt freshman
defensive end Marcus Rush enjoyed a breakout season in starting all 14
games with 58 tackles and four sacks.

Earlier this month the Spartans scored a commit from four-star Moeller receiver Monty Madaris, and are set to welcome two 2013 prospects from the same school for their junior day Saturday.

MSU offered three-star linebacker Shane Jones earlier this month,
and the 6-foot-1, 215-pound prospect will be taking his first trip to
East Lansing this weekend.

“From what I know I think they’re a great program,” Jones said. “They’re one of the leaders of the Big Ten now, definitely.”

Oklahoma also offered Jones this week, while the junior holds
additional offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Arizona, Cincinnati,
Kentucky, Indiana, Akron and Minnesota. Jones plans to visit Michigan
March 10 and has already taken visits to Cincinnati, Kentucky and Ohio

Jones said he is looking to form a relationship with MSU’s
coaches and players during his visit and that he doesn’t have any early
leaders. But Jones does have an idea of what he’s looking for in a

“Academics is number one,” Jones said. “Then making sure I’m
comfortable with the coaches and the players and that it’s a great fit
for me and my family.”

While Jones already holds an offer from the Spartans, teammate Alex Gall
is hoping to land one soon. A 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive lineman,
Gall will also be making his first trip to MSU. Gall plays offensive
tackle at Moeller, but says he believes the Spartans are looking at him
as a guard. He also intends to tell the staff that he has been working
on snaps and would be able to play center as well.

“I want to see the campus and see what it’s like, whether it’s
somewhere I could see myself blending in,” Gall said. “I want to see the
coaches and see if it’s someone I’m willing to go play for over the
next four or five years and how I fit in. Also, what kind of academic
support they have and what you don’t see from watching them on TV.”

Gall said he has heard great things about MSU from his offensive
line coach, Doug Rosfeld, who played under Dantonio at Cincinnati. Gall
has also been able to pick Madaris’ brain a bit during classes the two
players share together.

“He said the coaches were awesome,” Gall said. “And the gameday
experience is awesome, so that obviously made me want to go up there and
see it. It sounds like a great place.”

Gall holds additional offers from Kentucky, Akron, Bowling Green, Toledo and Ohio, and said Kentucky is currently his leader.

Stay tuned to Spartan Tailgate this weekend as we follow up with
Jones, Gall and additional prospects following MSU’s junior day.

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