Published: April 23, 2020

Early enrollees make the best of a challenging semester

Contact(s): Matt Larson Athletics office: (517) 355-2271

For Michigan State's seven new freshman early enrollees – cornerback Angelo Grose, linebacker Cal Haladay, linebacker Devin Hightower, defensive end Kyle King, kicker Jack Olsen, safety Darius Snow and offensive lineman Justin Stevens – it was already going to be challenging stepping on to a new campus this past January.

They left high school and their friends early, were adapting to a more demanding college course load, and had to get up at the crack of dawn for winter conditioning and lifts with a bunch of guys they've only just met. They also had to adjust to a coaching staff change a month after they arrived on campus.

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