Devyn Salmon Solid with the Spartans
Plant City (Fla.) High School is home to Michigan State defensive tackle commitment Devyn Salmon. He is very solid to the Spartans and has been an unofficial recruiter for them since committing in July of 2012. His senior season is off to a great start as he has become an impact player on the field.
“My senior year is going 10 times better than my junior year,” Salmon said. “Every single week I am triple teamed. Nobody can stop me one-on-one. It’s motivation for me. I’m trying to prove people wrong that say an undersized kid can’t play ball. I’m sitting at 6’2 right now. I want to let everybody know that even if you’re not 6’4, or 6’5, you can still dominate.”
While he is 6-foot-2, he added some quality weight and is now up to 281-pounds. The Michigan State coaching staff has done an excellent job of bonding and recruiting Salmon. He stays in contact with head coach Mark Dantonio, secondary coach Harlon Barnett, defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi and defensive line coach Ted Gill.
“I’m talking to Coach Barnett, Coach Narduzzi, Coach Dantonio and Coach Gill,” Salmon said. “I love each and every one of them. I have a very strong connection with Barnett. With Coach Barnett, he is more like a father figure to me. He keeps it real with me and doesn’t sugarcoat anything. I like the way he recruited me. I fell in love with the program.”
For official visits, he plans on taking only one out of his five allowed.
“I will be only taking one. Since, I am committed I can’t take [others]. I know before my season is up, I will be attending [a game]. If it’s not the Ohio State game or Nebraska game, then it will definitely be the Northwestern game.”
When he arrives on campus in East Lansing, Michigan, he will already have a specific goal in mind.
“My actual goal is to play as a true freshman,” Salmon said. “That is my main and primary goal. I’m the only defensive tackle in my recruiting class so far. The depth chart is looking pretty good. If I don’t see action my freshman year, I most definitely will my sophomore year.”