At one point Michigan State had a solid verbal commitment from one of the top running backs in the Northeast. After staff changes, some doubts arose. Are there still doubts?
"I just talked to the new coaches at Michigan State today," said Jehuu Caulcrick. "I'm definitely going to be a Spartan."
Caulcrick is a bruising 6-foot-0, 235-pound fullback that was very productive at Clymer, N.Y. throughout his high school career.
"After Coach Williams got fired, that's when the doubts really started to creep in. Pitt, Syracuse and Iowa started to look really, really good to me then. But Coach Smith came in and after I talked to him today I knew that MSU was still the right fit.
"I wasn't in love with the old coaching staff, but Michigan State. I was close with Coach Stoutland all along and it's nice to see that he was retained."
Though he's a fullback now, Michigan State wants Caulcrick as a running back. He's excited to be a part of a new offensive system in East Lansing.
"It was important for me to pick a school that had a good offensive system, and I didn't know what MSU would have after Coach Williams was fired. But I'm really excited about the new system the coaches have brought in. It's going to be more exciting to play in and watch.
"Playing time does matter somewhat to me, but I want to earn every minute I get. I'll have to work hard to get on the field in the Big Ten early on."
Caulcrick had visits scheduled to Pitt, Syracuse and Iowa before talking to the new coaches at Michigan State. He does not expect to take those visits now.
"I'm going to take an official visit to Michigan State before Signing Day. I'll tell the coaches at Pitt, Iowa and Syracuse of my decision very soon, since today was when I really made my decision."