One of the players on hand for Michigan State’s victory over Oregon was tight end recruit Drew Rosi of Olentangy (Ohio) Liberty. I was able to catch up with the 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect and get some details on his recruitment.
Michigan State uses the tight end extensively in its pro-style offense, so the position is important in recruiting. Rosi is one of a few prospects the staff is taking a close look at for the class of 2017. He already has multiple scholarship offers and is poised to receive more.
I asked him about his recent visit to East Lansing and the schools he has been in contact with.
“I was invited to a game against Oregon a couple weeks ago,” Rosi said. “It was great. I love the place, and it was a great atmosphere.
“Illinois and Toledo have offered me. A lot of other schools have contacted me through Twitter and by email and stuff, inviting me to games. I am planning on visiting schools like Penn State, Toledo, Illinois, Indiana and maybe some others throughout the year.”
Michigan State fans should be familiar with Olentangy Liberty, as 2016 offensive tackle commitment A.J. Arcuri hails from there. In addition, the Spartans have offered 2017 athlete Brendon White.
Though the Spartans have yet to offer Rosi a scholarship, you can be sure that they will be keeping an eye on him when they go to watch Arcuri and White. I asked Rosi what it would mean if Michigan State offers.
“If they were to offer me, it would an honor because of their prestige. (It) would really be a school I would consider,” Rosi said.
One positive for Michigan State in his recruitment is that Ohio State has three tight ends in the class of 2016 and has offered Illinois tight end Cole Kmet for 2017. This could a classic situation of the Spartans being able to get an exceptional Ohio talent on whom the Buckeyes pass. That’s how Spartan greats such as Greg Jones, Javon Ringer, Le’Veon Bell, Denicos Allen and Connor Cook ended up in East Lansing.
Jackson making a statement
The Michigan high school football season is half over, and through five games, there might not be a player more productive than MSU wide receiver commitment Trishton Jackson of West Bloomfield.
The 6-foot-1, 185 pound speedster has helped lead the Lakers to a 5-0 record and the top spot in the rugged OAA Red Division. Jackson has run and thrown for touchdowns from his quarterback spot and caught multiple touchdowns lining up as a wide receiver. His style of play is similar to former Spartan and current New England Patriot Keshawn Martin.
Jackson (5 TDs) leads West Bloomfield to 35-21 win
Matt Dorsey is a recruiting analyst for spartanmag.com and rivals.com.