Michigan State Recruiting: Spartans make 4-star ATH Lynn Bowden's top 10

BY Fansided and Connor Muldowney/FanSided via Spartan Avenue • December 14, 2016

Michigan State recruiting made the top 10 of four-star 2017 athlete Lynn Bowden of Youngstown, Ohio.

The 2017 Michigan State recruiting class is not quite filled up yet. Although the Spartans added a three-star athlete in Connor Heyward last week, Mark Dantonio proved he’s not yet done. Earlier this week, Michigan State made the top 10 of one of its most electrifying targets.

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Lynn Bowden, a four-star athlete from Youngstown, Ohio, named the Spartans in his top 10 on Monday and that really should come as no surprise given the amount of interest the two sides have shown in each other.

The other programs to make his list were Kentucky, Maryland, West Virginia, Penn State, Michigan, Iowa State, Indiana, Wisconsin and Nebraska. His list is mostly Big Ten-filled and being from Ohio, it was a bit surprising that Urban Meyer didn’t recruit this kid more.

A former Indiana pledge, Bowden has been showing interest in Michigan State since at least spring ball when he de-committed from the Hoosiers. He had been rumored to be a Spartan lean at one point in time but it seems like he may want to play quarterback at the college level.

Unfortunately, the Michigan State staff is offering him probably as more of a slot receiver or maybe even a running back. He could be a dangerous offensive weapon and Dantonio feels he’s likely best suited in the slot.

Although these are just rumors, I do think the staff is likely to miss out on him because of the position he wants to play. There’s still a month left until he decides where he’s going, though.

Bowden is ranked the No. 120 overall player and fifth-best athlete in the 2017 class, according to 247Sports.

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