A little over a week ago, news broke that Akron's Todd Sibley (Hoban) had been asked to delay his enrollment and take a grayshirt. Sibley, who has been committed to Ohio State since last April, described the proposition as a "disappointment" and a "huge letdown."
The Buckeyes have a commitment from do-it-all Texas back J.K. Dobbins and they continue to chase Bama commit Najee Harris and Cam Akers. Both Akers and Harris have been on campus this spring and the former is already planning a return trip. With Ohio State in on so many of the nation's elite prospects and operating with a limited number of scholarships, the numbers crunch appears to be a very real thing for the 2017 class.
As for Sibley, the four-star tailback didn't waste much time sulking about the grayshirt offer as he is currently in East Lansing for the Spartans' annual spring scrimmage, the Green-White Game.
Sibley met up with Hubbard, Ohio's L.J. Scott who is expected to carry the load in the Spartan backfield this fall. Also in the photo is the newest Spartan offer – 2017 running back Weston Bridges. Bridges, who hails from Copley, Ohio, has been looking for the Michigan State offer for some time now.
Sibley was linked to the Spartans a bit before ultimately picking the Buckeyes, but Michigan State may very well be in the driver's seat right now. With both Ohio tailbacks on campus today, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Mark Dantonio add the pair to his 2017 class in the near future. The Spartans currently do not have a running back committed.
Michigan State also extended an offer to another Ohioan today as Piqua's Darien Tipps-Clemons received said honor. Tipps-Clemons plays tailback for the Indians but it is believed the Spartans are looking at him as more of a linebacker. He too could end up pledging to Dantonio sooner rather than later.
Offensive tackle Matt Sichterman (Kings Mills, OH) also received a Sparty offer today. He holds offers from Nebraska, Pitt, Kentucky, and Rutgers.