Kalon Gervin, Xavier Henderson Ready To Rock

Kalon Gervin, Xavier Henderson Ready To Rock

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Kalon Gervin, Xavier Henderson Ready To Rock

Early enrollees are in position to strengthen an already powerful secondary.

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Below, we’re going to tap into two different and exciting media platforms across the media ecosystem in order to take a peek at two of the incoming freshmen that will have an immediate impact on the Spartan defense this Fall.

Kalon Gervin is a four-star fellow from Detroit Cass Tech that chose Mark Dantonio’s program over Notre Dame, UMAA, Virginia Tech, and a wide and rapidly-flowing river full of other tertiary institutions (domestic) that really, really wanted him to play football for them and not the Spartans.

Xavier Henderson is a four-star chap from Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Pickerington Central and selected Michigan State over Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, UMAA, Wisconsin, and a deep valley in between two substantial mountain ranges full of universities and colleges (domestic) that desperately wanted Xavier to come to their school instead of going to Michigan State.  He also sports a fantastic head of hair.

The “stars” these youngsters “received” while they were high school football players were bestowed upon them by very smart fellows who are adroit when it comes to assigning value and predicting the future accomplishments and abilities of such individuals.

Henderson and Gervin enrolled early at Michigan State and have shined from the moment they arrived in East Lansing.

Unnamed sources that have spoken on the condition of anonymity due to not being given the clearance to speak about such matters publicly have suggested that each of these early enrollees has memorized the names and specific locations of approximately 70% of the university’s campus buildings.

As SpartansWire has noted, the 2018 secondary is deep, fast, strong, and fierce (revisit the story here – https://spartanswire.com/2018/05/08/no-fly-zone-to-return-in-2018/ ) and the return of the No Fly Zone is upon us.

Henderson and Gervin are primed for meaningful playing time this Fall and have demonstrated to anyone paying attention that they have a very bright future in East Lansing.

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg took notice just yesterday by listing these guys as Michigan State’s Spring “breakout players”as part of a piece examining the top “breakout players” for each Top 25 team – here’s a link to the piece –

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/23434813/college-football-spring-breakout-players-top-25-team

Henderson and Gervin have already become a part of a cabal of studs who, as a collective unit, are poised to put up statistics and pass eye tests that will place them among the best units in the nation.

Josiah Scott showed that there is plenty of room for a freshman to step in and dominate after starring in the backfield for the Spartans last season and being named a Freshman All American by ESPN.com.

The leadership of David Dowell, Josh Butler, Matt Morrissey, and Justin Layne will create an atmosphere for Henderson and Gervin to learn quickly and gain the confidence necessary to contribute immediately to the unit’s ability to make the 2018 defense one of the strongest in all of college football.

So, through the magic of Instagram (specifically, the SpartanCenter Instagram account) and YouTube (specifically, the MSUSpartanAthletics YouTube channel), let’s take a look at these guys that are ready to make the Michigan State secondary even stronger after a season in which the Spartans were the #7 overall defense (find the final 2017 national defensive rankings with all sorts of nifty breakdowns right here – https://www.ncaa.com/stats/football/fbs/current/team/22 ) by the time the season ended.

 

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