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By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky’s recruiting success in Ohio has become a national story and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is paying attention. Mike Griffith of www.mlive.com noted that Dantonio and his staf have “many solid high school connections” in Ohio and Dantonio was asked if UK was impacting his recruiting.
“I go back to where I say, `what is the truth?’ ” Dantonio said. “It’s about the people. Most people in the Midwest want to play where their family can come see them play. The second thing is, what you’re looking for where you go to school is continuity. I don’t know how much continuity they have at Kentucky.”
Griffith wrote that Dantonio respects the Southeastern Conference but is not ready to “anoint” the SEC as the best despite the league’s run of national championships.
“I don’t know if you’ll ever be able to say who has the best conference unless you take all-star teams and play,” Dantonio said. “I don’t’ see the complete dominance, I see two teams out there playing. I see that in Pac 12, Big 12, the Big 10. I see it in the ACC, across the country. On any given day, it depends on how you play, the game comes down to turnovers and tackling and the little things that make the game real. Trying to put a perception out there is tough. That perception exists and we have to combat that perception.”