With Michigan State's success on the field, the coaching staff is starting to see a rise in interest from high-profile recruits. Going 12-1, winning the Big Ten championship and earning a Rose Bowl berth will do that for a program, but will it be enough to beat out other top programs for big-name recruits?
The Spartans beat both Michigan and Ohio State this season despite only landing one of the top 25 Midwest prospects in each of the past three recruiting classes.
Michigan and Ohio State landed 13 of the top 25 Midwest recruits combined in the 2013 class and 14 in 2012. So if the Spartans are winning with lower-ranked recruits, what would it do for the program if they were able to land more highly ranked targets?