Such was the case for Detroit-area recruit William Gholston, who was being recruited by such powerhouses as Oklahoma, Ohio State and Southern California, but today committed to Michigan State.
The linebacker-defensive end hybrid is an enormous boost to the Spartans' arsenal, to hear the Detroit Free Press tell it.
Gholston's cousin, Vernon, plays for the New York Jets.Gholston's commitment, which comes just days after he attended a camp in East Lansing for top high school players, registers as arguably the biggest catch for MSU head coach Mark Dantonio since his arrival at the school.
His oral commitment is non-binding until he signs a letter of intent next February.
Spartans land Detroit Southeastern star William Gholston (Freep)