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January 3, 2014

Dennis Chase: Walk-ons play starring roles in Rose Bowl


College football coaches spend countless hours on recruiting — and rightfully so — because it’s the lifeblood of their programs. It’s a 12-month job. Michigan State, this past fall, made a move to strengthen its recruiting by hiring Curtis Blackwell, who already has had a role in helping the Spartans land three 2015 commits. His job has been made easier, too, by a just concluded 13-1 season. Winning always helps in recruiting, which is why Michigan State should get a bump on the recruiting trail after its Rose Bowl win.

And you can bet, based on past experience, that Michigan State’s staff will be looking to add a few under-the-radar players that won’t be announced on national signing day. Walk-ons. Guys you might not hear about now, but could in the future.

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