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FOOTBALL RECRUITING: MSU snags Chewins, trumps Miami (OH) in race for Clarkston standout

Football   | Scott Burnstein

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Clarkston – The Michigan State Spartans just packed too much wow factor for Clarkston football star Cole Chewins to bypass.

Chewins, an all-state lineman for two-time defending Division 1 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 on scholarship until 2016.'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. "I know he really loved Miami (OH), but in the end this was too good of an offer for him to pass up."