Dantonio: Madre London No. 1 back
For now, the prize belongs to Madre London.
The redshirt freshman is the one that gets to line up behind that loaded offensive line. That was the news out of Monday’s practice in East Lansing.
MSU coach Mark Dantonio told the media that London has emerged as the feature back in camp. London told reporters that he rattled off 70 and 40-yard touchdown runs against the first team defense.
That probably didn’t hurt.
Battling with London is Delton Williams, who just returned to the team after an on-campus gun possession incident resulted in a spring suspension. Williams is the team’s leading returning rusher after the departures of Jeremy Langford and Nick Hill. Those two fueled the 21st ranked rush offense and helped lead the Spartans to their best offensive season in school history.
Sophomore Gerald Holmes and true freshman L.J. Scott, who has impressed Dantonio in camp, are also still in competition for the starting job. Dantonio has maintained the belief that Scott will not redshirt.
The Spartans are still a week and a half away from their opener at Western Michigan.