National signing day: Malik McDowell picks MSU

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Five star recruiting prospect Malik McDowell has gone against his parents wishes and committed to the Michigan State Spartans.

Yesterday, McDowell's parents came out and said they really didn't want his son to go to college in his home state of Michigan. Well the 6-foot-6, 260-pound defensive lineman from Southfield defied their statement and will become a Spartan. 

"We don't want him at MSU," Malik's mother, Joya Crowe, said Monday night, and she gave multiple reasons.

"Something happened; I don't want to put it out there what it was," she said of her son's recent official visit, "but I had a bad experience at MSU."

Michigan, Ohio State and Florida State were the other choices McDowell was contemplating and will all be severely disappointed to miss out on such a prospect. 

The @ESPN_BigTen tweeted after the confirmation "Needless to say, MSU coaches extremely fired up when McDowell announced his decision. Lot of high fives."

They are obviously delighted to get their man after apparently phoning McDowell's parents last night to alleviate their fears and concerns. 

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