Pepper to Handle Longsnapping duties for MSU Spartans

The Saline High School followed opportunity to Michigan State University.

Taybor Pepper will be the longsnapper for the Michigan State University football team this fall.

Pepper, a 2012 Saline High School graduate, who committed to MSU in April, is expected to be the starting longsnapper, coach Mark Dantonio told the Detroit Free Press.

"“We have watched him snap in person,” Dantonio told the Free Press. “We feel very good about that position.”

Michigan State's long snapper Steve Moore is expected to miss the season rehabilitating after undergoing surgery following a neck injury after diving into Saginaw Bay and hitting a sand bar Saturday, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Earlier this year, as a preferred walk-on. But in April, MSU offered Pepper a full ride to attending Michigan State University.

Pepper visited 15 different schools in 2011 and preferred Michigan State. But last year, MSU coaches told him they had a freshman walk-on who was working out well, and that they wouldn't be pursuing another long snapper.

In April, MSU coaches called Pepper and said they were having a "snapper situation" and asked him to visit. Days after meeting Dantonio, Pepper committed to Michigan State.

"In the beginning of my recruiting process Michigan State was my first choice. I was very disappointed when they told me mid-season that they had found a snapper they were happy with but I had to suck it up and go on," Pepper said in April.


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