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When Cassius Peat committed to Michigan State as part of the 2015 recruiting class it was a big deal. The 6’3” 270# star DL is a terrific young and very talented football player. He is not suspended from MSU football as some outside of the MSU have speculated.

I asked Dantonio to address the situation and he did.

“Some of our guys, first of all, just because you are on scholarship doesn’t guarantee you are in camp. Number two is, some guys have to take care of some academic issues. And then the third thing is, sometimes people have to make transition. So, he is sort of in flux right now. He has not been suspended or anything like that (hasn’t practiced in preseason camp). I have given him an opportunity to work on his academics and sort of get himself in order.”

Don’t count Peat out. He comes from a great family, is a terrific young man and he isn’t a quitter!

Here is his bio courtesy of MSU athletics:

Named to the Scout 300 as one of the top players in the nation (No. 166) . . . rated the No. 16 defensive end prospect in the country by Scout.com . . . ranked one of the top outside linebackers in the nation by Rivals.com (No. 48), ESPN.com (No. 50) and 247Sports (No. 54) . . . listed among the top players in the state of Arizona by AZCentral.com (No. 5), Rivals.com (No. 8), ESPN.com (No. 9) and 247 Sports (No. 14) . . . ranked the No. 1 defensive end prospect in the state of Arizona and No. 4 in the West region by Scout.com and . . . ranked among the top players in the West by ESPN.com (No. 130) . . . named to the Scout.com All-Arizona Team (honorable mention) . . . recorded 45 tackles, including four sacks, and had seven quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles as a senior in 2014 . . . tallied 34 tackles, including 8.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks, his junior season in 2013 . . . as a sophomore, collected 43 tackles with five tackles for loss and three sacks . . . four-year letterman in basketball . . . became first prep basketball player in Arizona history to win four consecutive state titles (Division 1) . . . son of Todd Sr. and Jana Peat . . . his father, Todd, played collegiately at Northern Illinois and went on to play six seasons in the NFL as an offensive guard (1987-89 with the Cardinals; 1990, ‘92-93 with the Raiders) . . . has two brothers who have played college football; Todd was a defensive lineman for Texas A&M University-Commerce (2014-15) and Andrus was an All-America offensive tackle at Stanford in 2014 and played for the Cardinal in 2012-14 . . . Andrus was a first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft (No. 13) by the New Orleans Saints . . . born Feb. 2, 1997 . . . no-preference major.