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Report: 200 Prospects Visiting Michigan State This Weekend For "Biggest Recruiting Event" In Spartans History

Michigan State's game against Oregon is massive for a number of on-field reasons, eventual College Football Playoff standings among them, but it also has the chance to have a profound impact on recruiting. According to Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free-Press, Michigan State plans to host around 200 prospects across numerous classes and even sports when the Ducks come to East Lansing.

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More, from Rexrode, who spoke with Michigan State's Curtis Blackwell about the upcoming event:

MSU coaches and officials can't talk about specific recruits, but director of college advancement and performance Curtis Blackwell — the football program's recruiting strategist — can confirm that about 200 targeted prospects from several classes and 10 states will be on hand this weekend. And more could confirm as the week progresses.

"I may have to turn my phone off," Blackwell joked. "This will be special, a surreal experience. A day in the life of a Spartan. This is the biggest recruiting event in the history of Michigan State football."

And it's a biggie for Izzo's basketball program, along with other MSU coaches who will bring prospects to the game and the recruiting room on the north end of Spartan Stadium.

Last season, Michigan State jumped out to a mid-game lead before Oregon, led by eventual Heisman winner Marcus Mariota, came roaring back to win the game in Eugene. The Spartans are early 3.5 point favorites in what promises to be a highlight of the week two slate.

[Freep.com]