Michigan State comes to the state of Florida and plucks Tampa Bay’s second best interior defensive tackle. How does that happen? How does one of the top prospects in Tampa Bay head north to compete in a conference that is arguably the 3rd or 4th option for many Florida prospects?
“Effort” would be the answer. The Spartans have continued to hit the Bay area hard and their recruiting efforts have landed them a big time prospect that did not have an offer from any of the Florida BCS programs. Offers included: Michigan State, Missouri, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Marshall, Ball State, Middle Tenn. State, Bowling Green, Virginia, South Alabama, Memphis, Iowa State, Wake Forest.
Salmon has developed since his junior year. Has a fast first step and uses his hands like a defensive back. He has quick feet and a nose for the ball. The Spartans need a player like Salmon on roster as the 2013 schedule gets no easier. A few teams MSU will play in 2013 include:
9/7 SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS
9/21 @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish
10/5 @ Iowa Hawkeyes
10/19 PURDUE BOILERMAKERS
11/2 MICHIGAN WOLVERINES
11/16 @ Nebraska Cornhuskers
For now, Salmon will continue to improve and impress. He will continue to dominate the line of scrimmage and help his team reach their ultimate goal. Is it possible that some of those schools who passed on Salmon, come calling? Yes, but does it matter? NO! Salmon has everything to prove and nothing to lose. Keep an eyes on him as the season progresses.