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Third Bullough brother commits to MSU for 2014

And so it continues. MSU already has Max and Riley Bullough on the roster, and in 2014 it will add their younger brother, Byron.Byron Bullough will be the sixth member of his family to play football at Michigan State. (247sports Photo)

“Looks like I will be living in east Lansing in a couple of years! Committed to the Spartans! Best thing to ever happen in my life so far!” Byron Bullough posted on his Twitter on Thursday morning.

According to SpartanTailgate, he visited East Lansing yesterday.

“I just called Coach Dantonio and told him I was ready to be a Spartan,” Bullough said. “Now I’m a Spartan for life.”

Byron Bullough is the second commitment of the 2014 class, joining two-sport star Drake Harris. He is a standout defensive back at Traverse City St. Francis, but in two years it is possible he will be a linebacker. Right now, he is listed at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds.

“I’m open to play anywhere in college,” he said to Scout.com. “I could grow into linebacker and play linebacker, but I don’t even know what side of the ball I’ll play on, so I’m open wherever.”

Michigan State was his only offer, but reportedly was receiving interest from Michigan, Purdue, Indiana and MAC schools.

All three Bulloughs looked at other options in their recruitment, but eventually settled at Michigan State — and committed early, as Max and Riley both were the first of their respective classes in 2010 and 2012. Byron Bullough, however, committed the earliest.

Most know the Bullough family’s bloodlines run deep with football talent at MSU, as the three brothers all are third-generation Spartans, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Hank, his father, Shane, and his uncle, Chuck.

Byron Bullough shows good instintive ball skills in the secondary, making good reads on passes. Most of these highlights show him offensively as a running back — his brothers both played two-ways at St. Francis as well, Riley played quarterback while Max played tight end.