February 11, 2010

Homeward Bound: Anthony White

Defensive tackle was a serious need for Michigan State throughout the 2010 recruiting cycle, and the Spartans made an 11th-hour score in locking up a commitment from three-star DT Anthony White during his official visit the weekend of Jan. 22.

The 6-3, 305-pound White, who has been at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College the past two years, redshirting his freshman year and playing as a sophomore in the fall, chose MSU over offers from Nebraska and Eastern Michigan and interest from Arizona State. He signed with MSU on Feb. 3 and he gives the Spartans experience in the trenches and three years of eligibility to make an impact in East Lansing.

Though he's spent the past two years at the junior college level, White is originally from Battle Creek, where he played at Battle Creek Central and was a teammate of MSU sophomore running back Larry Caper, and he's happy to be returning home to finish his career.

"Being back at home, being close to my family, that's what mostly got me," White said of deciding on MSU. "And the coaches are cool."

He added that Eastern Michigan was his second choice, also due to proximity.

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