August 9, 2012

Spartans add Byron Bullough for 2014

Head Coach Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans got some good news on Thursday as class of 2014 prospect Byron Bullough decided to become a Spartan. Byron will join his brother Max and Riley in East Lansing and look to continue a legacy of exceptional football players and student-athletes.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Bullough has camped at Michigan State over the years and the Spartan staff has been able to watch him grow and develop as a player. We asked Bullough about receiving the Spartan scholarship offer.

"I was doing watching practice yesterday and Coach Dantonio was came up and talked to me and my dad on the sidelines," Bullough said. "He told me that they were going to offer me after my first game, but decided to do it now since I was already there watching practice. I was very surprised and shocked at first, but after those emotions it was just pure joy and excitement. I knew at that moment I was going to be a Spartan"

Bullough went home and slept on things and then decided to make the call.

"I called Coach Dantonio today," he said. "He was very excited and I was grateful for that response from him. I am planning on going in as a linebacker as that is what Coach Dantonio said they would bring me in as."

As many Spartan fans know, Max Bullough and Riley Bullough are currently on the Michigan State roster. Byron's father, Shane, was an All-American for Michigan State back in the 1980. His grandfather, Hank, was a starter for the Spartans back in the 1950's under legendary Coach Biggie Munn. His uncle, Chuck, also starred for the Spartans back in the early 1990's. We asked Byron about following in that legacy.

"It just adds to the tradition and I just feel fortunate to be a port of it," Bullough said. "Without all of the help from my family I would not be in the position I am today."

Traverse City Saint Francis High School is traditionally one of the top programs in Michigan. Last year the teams had to battle numerous injuries and still managed to go 7-3 and qualify for the playoffs. We asked Bullough about the upcoming season.

"I will be playing tailback and safety," he said. "I think we are looking to have a breakthrough season this year. We have a lot of guys that will do whatever it takes to be successful and that is what you need. I am really looking forward to it." will be sure to follow Byron Bullough's junior season. We will be sure to post video highlights of him in action. The commitment of Bullough gives the Spartans 2 high-quality players to start off the class of 2014. Bullough joins Grand Rapids Christian wide receiver Drake Harris as a member of the Spartans recruiting class.

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