Gervin highlights Michigan State's group of early signees

Mark Dantonio

Kalon Gervin of Detroit's Cass Tech High School signed with Michigan State on Wednesday, one of 20 players the Spartans added at the beginning of college football's new early signing period.

Gervin, a 5-foot-11 defensive back, earned AP Division 1-2 Player of the Year honors in Michigan. He was also ranked as the top senior in Michigan by,, the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News.

Other top recruits who signed with Michigan State included a pair of teammates from Pickerington Central High in Ohio. Tight end Trenton Gillison and defensive back Xavier Henderson helped lead Pickerington Central to a state championship.

The Spartans also landed quarterback Theo Day of Dearborn Divine Child in Michigan.