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February 21, 2005

Three Spartans Selected for Big 33 All-Star Game

Three Spartan commitments to the class of 2005 have been selected to play in he prestigious Big 33 All-Star Game. The Big 33 features the top players in Ohio against the top players in Pennsylvania. The game is played every summer in Hershey Stadium at Hershey Park Pennsylvania.

The following Spartans have been selected to play in the Big 33 All-Star Classic


Rocco Cironi
OL • 6-6 • 284
Warren, Ohio (Warren G. Harding HS)


Rated among the nation's top 50 offensive tackles by Rivals.com (No. 47) . . . also ranked among the nation's top 25 defensive tackles by Max Emfinger (No. 25) . . . named to Prep Football Report's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top 75 prospects by Prep Football Report (No. 70) . . . ranked among Ohio's top 40 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 31) . . . three-year starter for Coach Thom McDaniels at Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, Ohio . . . attends the same high school that produced current Spartan linebacker David Herron Jr. . . . has added 30 pounds to his frame since last summer . . . runs 5.3 in the 40 . . . sports a 3.0 grade-point average . . . born Aug. 18, 1986 . . . plans to major in finance.

Kendell Davis
DB • 5-11 • 181
Alliance, Ohio (Alliance HS)


Rated among the nation's top cornerbacks by Rivals.com (No. 25) and Max Emfinger (No. 46) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state's top 20 seniors by Ohio Future Stars (No. 11) and Rivals.com (No. 14) . . . three-year starter for Coach Ron Kuceyeski at Alliance (Ohio) High School . . . Associated Press Division III All-Ohio selection at running back in 2004 . . . also earned Northeast Inland All-District and All-Stark County honors as a senior . . . named Metro Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 1,108 yards and 11 touchdowns in just seven games in 2004 . . . averaged nearly 11.0 yards per carry (101 rushing attempts) as a senior . . . missed the last five games of the 2004 season with a shoulder injury . . . second-team All-Ohio pick as a junior . . . his prep career rushing totals include 3,300 yards and 30 TDs . . . also competes in track as a sprinter . . . 2004 state champion in the 100 and 200 meters . . . runs 4.34 in the 40 . . . born Nov. 3, 1986.

Brandon Long
LB/TE • 6-4 • 210
Canton, Ohio (GlenOak HS)


Rated among the nation's top 50 inside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 45) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top 75 prospects by SuperPrep (No. 64) . . . ranked among Ohio's top 30 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 26) . . . three-year starter for Coach Jack Rose at GlenOak High School in Canton, Ohio . . . Associated Press Division I All-Ohio selection in 2004 . . . also earned Northeast Inland All-District, All-Stark County and All-Federal League honors as a senior . . . recorded 66 tackles (33 solos, 33 assists) in 2004, with 12 for losses including five sacks . . . credited with 25 quarterback hurries in 2004 and drew 14 holding penalties . . . also saw action at tight end for the Golden Eagles . . . his prep career totals include 274 tackles, with 34 for losses including 24 sacks . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan defensive end Nick Smith . . . runs 4.51 in the 40 and bench presses 350 pounds . . . born Sept. 6, 1986.


*Bio's from www.msuspartans.com


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