While many were enjoying a relaxing Sunday Mark Dantonio continued to lay the groundwork for continued Spartan success. Today he locked up his fifth commitment for the 2017 class when highly sought after QB Rocky Lombardi pledged to the Spartans.

It was a major recruiting coup for the Spartans QB Coach Brad Salem who serves as Lombardi’s primary recruiter. The product of West Des Moines, IA had an offer from the Hawkeyes and spurned his home state school for the Spartans.

Lombardi is a proto typical pro style QB. Big at 6’3” and 200#, he will expand his frame even more. Add to it a quick release and a fearless attacking style and the Spartans picked up a great addition. He has tremendous accuracy and although he can’t run like Drew Stanton and can certainly scramble as good as the Arizona Cardinal and former Spartan great QB. Another pleasant surprise is that not since Brian Hoyer have the Spartans had a QB who is so sneaky on the play action pass. He hides the ball well, a trait that will fit in nicely with the Spartans pro style attack.

Lombardi was one of the most highly sought after Midwestern QB’s and was expected to have a meteoric rise up the rankings this summer.

Lombardi announced his decision via Twitter:  

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