Three-star defensive tackle Devyn Salmon (Plant City, Fla./Plant City) committed to Michigan State on Tuesday evening, choosing the Spartans over Missouri, Cincinnati and West Virginia.
The 6-foot-1, 284-pound senior becomes Michigan State's 11th commitment in the class of 2013 and the Spartans' first in the state of Florida. Salmon says the distance will not be a factor because everything he has seen about Michigan State reminds him of home.
"Michigan State is like family, everyone is so friendly and they take care of each other," Salmon said. "It's the place that's going to help me get to the next level."
Salmon held offers from Virginia, Wake Forest, Ball State, Marshall and Middle Tennessee State, among other programs. He has yet to visit Michigan State, but he plans to do so in September.
"I'll be visiting there for the Notre Dame game," Salmon said. "I'm looking forward to it. There are no other officials planned so after that visit I hope to be done with the process."
Salmon spent most of his junior year fighting through double teams for Plant City, something he expects to do more of once he gets to the Big Ten.
"I am an interior guy and one of those guys that is there to stop the run and clog the middle for the defense," Salmon added. "One of the guys that does the dirty work."