One of the top players on the board for Michigan State for the class of 2018 is Detroit Cass Tech outside linebacker prospect DeAndre Square. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound prospect was in East Lansing on Tuesday learning more about the defending Big Ten champions.
MSU is already looking to 2018 and Square, whom they see as a play-making linebacker, is one of the players the staff is hoping to build the class around. Square has already been offered by Michigan State in addition to scholarships from Kentucky, Iowa State, Missouri, Syracuse and Cincinnati.
“I talk with both Coach (Curtis) Blackwell and Coach (Mark) Dantonio,” Square said. “The visit went great and I love the coaches, the players and how things run. They said I fit their scheme very well.”
The Spartans will lose linebackers Chris Frey and Jon Reschke after the 2017 season and will be looking to bring in players who have the ability to make and early impact. The fact that Square plays for an elite program like Cass Tech means he will be well prepared for the college transition.
“Our team is looking great and we want to win the state championship,” he said. “I am looking for how I fit the defense, the education and how the coaches are.”
Cass Tech is always one of the top programs in Michigan. Under coach Thomas Wilcher, the Technicians have won two state championships and become one of the top talent producing schools in the nation.
Dantonio has made recruiting Detroit a top priority since he first arrived nearly a decade ago. The Spartans have had a lot of success in the Motor City the last few years and players from there have performed very well in East Lansing.
Square already knows several Spartans, such as Demetric Vance and Donnie Corley. His Cass Tech teammate Jordan Reid will be joining the Spartans as part of the class of 2017. You can be sure the MSU coaching staff will be looking to have Square on campus as much as possible over the coming months.
Matt Dorsey is a recruiting analyst for SpartanMag.com and Rivals.com.