Michigan native Devontae Dobbs is one of the top players in the nation. 247Sports' composite rankings have him as the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country.
The Belleville native is also the top player in the state. He's ranked No. 9 overall in the class of 2019.
Michigan State has been involved with the five-star tackle for a while. He is the favorite over at 247's crystal ball, with 85-percent of the predictions.
The Spartans just signed his teammate, cornerback Davion Williams in the 2018 class, a fellow four-star.
“I haven’t told him yet,” Barnett said laughing. “He’s going to say something soon because he kept telling me Michigan State is where I needed to be.”
Now both turn their attention to highly-ranked teammate Devontae Dobbs, one of the nation’s top offensive linemen.
“Yeah, Dobbs is next,” Barnett said. “He’s got to be next. It’s only right.”
Devontae Dobbs says his recruitment is wide open, however.
Michigan State is very much in contention. However, he is not married to staying in-state.
In April, Dobbs is planning a big recruiting trip to the South and West. From the Detroit Free Press:
"I'm going to a bunch of new places, like USC, Arizona State," he said. "I going down to Florida State, I believe; Alabama, Georgia, Clemson. All my schools are neutral right now."
With a long recruiting process still ahead, Dobbs said MSU is likely to remain among his top choices, even with Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Alabama's Nick Saban, among others, knocking at his door.
Ohio State is the other school that has received votes in 247's crystal ball. The Buckeyes have eight-percent of the predictions.
Dobbs says he plans to commit in the fall, after taking all five official visits.