On Monday, Michigan State extend a scholarship offer to Indianapolis Decatur Central quarterback Tommy Stevens. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect now has Big Ten offers from MSU, Iowa, Purdue and Indiana.
“Michigan State was the offer today and I am really excited about them,” Stevens told Rivals.com Midwest analyst Josh Helmholdt. “I watched a lot of college football, so I happened to watch a lot of Michigan State and Big Ten football. I was really impressed with the things they did this year. They are a really, really good football team and the sky is the limit again for them this year.”
Stevens has not visited MSU, but he does plan on traveling to East Lansing on March 24. He also plans to visit Indiana, Ohio State, Vanderbilt and Penn State later this month.
Stevens is known for being an athletic quarterback. As a junior, he passed for over 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for over 800 yards and seven scores.
He will be one of the most highly rated quarterbacks in the Midwest by next season. The Spartans should be in a strong position to add a high-level prospect based on the strong track record of development coupled with the fact that they did not sign a quarterback in the class of 2014
Northville OL on Spartans’ radar … U-M’s, too
One of the prospects in Michigan that MSU is keep a close eye on is Northville offensive lineman David Moorman. The 6-6, 285-pound tackle is seeing his stock rise this spring and several heavyweight programs are taking a serious look.
The past few weeks, Moorman has been checking out several schools that are recruiting him. The Rivals.com three-star recruit already holds scholarship offers from Illinois and Cincinnati as well as a host of MAC schools. Rivals.com ranks him the No. 37 offensive tackle in the nation for the class of 2015.
“I was recently at Illinois and Cincinnati and I’m going to University of Michigan this Saturday,” Moorman said. “I will then probably visit Michigan State the next weekend.”
Moorman has been to Ann Arbor and East Lansing multiple times over the past year. He has developed a solid rapport with the coaching staffs at each institution. He talked about the feedback he has been getting from the coaches at both schools.
“Both Michigan State and Michigan have just kept telling me to stay patient an good things will happen,” Moorman said.
When it comes to linemen, MSU likes to see players perform in person to see how they have progressed from year to year. In 2012, MSU used the Sound Mind Sound Body camp to evaluate and subsequently offered Detroit Cass Tech offensive tackle Dennis Finley. In 2013, the staff watched Berrien Springs’ Nick Padla multiple times before offering at the beginning of his senior year. The staff will certainly hope see Moorman at camp in June.
“I am planning on going to the Rivals and Nike combines in the spring and then I’m still trying to figure out which camps I will be attending in the summer,” Moorman said.
As far as his thoughts on Michigan State, Moorman was very complimentary.
“I think Michigan State is a great program that has a great coaching staff who have a built a tradition of winning. I have nothing but good things to say about them.”
Matt Dorsey is a recruiting analyst for SpartanMag.com and Rivals.com.