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FOOTBALL RECRUITING: MSU snags Clarkston's Chewins in recruiting coup

Football   | Scott Burnstein

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Clarkston – The Michigan State Spartans made Clarkston football star Cole Chewins an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Chewins, an all-state lineman for two-time defending Class A state champion Clarkston, de-committed from Miami (OH) and committed to Michigan State Thursday night. The Spartans came in and offered him last month right before Christmas.

While committed to Miami (OH) as a tight end, the 6-foot-8, 240-pound Chewins will be going to East Lansing as an offensive tackle and is expected to "grayshirt".

He thanked the coaches at Miami (OH) on Twitter when announcing his new college destination.

"I'm excited and thankful for this opportunity to chase my dream (playing in the Big Ten)," Chewins said.

By donning a grayshirt, he won't be "scholarshiped" until 2016.

Scout.com's Allen Trieu thinks highly of the fit between Chewins and MSU.

"With his frame and what they do with their strength and conditioning, he could wind up developing into a big-time offensive tackle" Trieu said. "It was an offer that was too good to pass up."