Michigan State has been a team on the rise for a few years now and this year is no different. Mark Dantonio is known for developing 2- and 3-star recruits into solid starters.
There are plenty of guys on the team that contribute even though they weren't thought of highly by other schools. There's no doubt about it, Dantonio can spot talent from a mile away. He doesn't care what they are rated by recruiting websites, he will make them into stars.
It goes without saying, Michigan State has plenty of unsung heroes. Whether it be on the ferocious defense or the unproven offense, MSU has players who are rarely talked about that are going to make a splash in 2012 and make sure the Spartans don't have a letdown season.