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A Look at Spartans Running Back Recruit Nick Tompkins

Now that Bowl Season is over, it is time to focus on what the Michigan State Spartans will look like next year. The powers that be with the Spartans have done a great job of recruiting some top talent from all over the country this year. Here is a look at one promising new recruit, Nick Tompkins.

Tompkins comes to the Spartans from Snellville, Georgia, where he was an all-purpose running back for Brookwood High School. There he posted some pretty impressive numbers; he ran for 1,890 yards and 22 touchdowns . He is listed by Rivals.com as a three star player . The Spartans had made finding a new running back a priority for this year, and it looks like Tompkins will be a key for them in the future.

As the son of former Wisconsin player Reggie Tompkins , Nick has a good idea about what is expected from a college athlete in the Big Ten. He had no shortage of schools to choose from; he received offers from some of the biggest names in college football. He did have the chance to go to Wisconsin just like his dad, as well as Perdue, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, and Duke, just to name a few . The sought-after player verbally committed to Michigan State in June.

Signing with the Spartans will allow Tompkins to play alongside former high school teammate Andre Sims Jr. Sims was signed by recruiter Dave Warner in 2011. Warner saw Tompkins then, and came back to him for this recruiting season .

As always, Coach Dantonio has a clear vision for what he wants to Spartans to look like next season. Having a strong running back will be key, considering there will be some major changes in the offensive line. It will be interesting to see what Tompkins does in his career at MSU.

Whitney Levon lived in the East Lansing area for several years, and officially adopted the Spartans as her favorite college football team.