One of the top football recruits in the nation for the the class of 2018 is Detroit Cass Tech defensive back Kalon Gervin. The Rivals.com top 100 prospect was in East Lansing recently.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Gervin is the No. 9 cornerback in the nation and the No. 83 player overall according Rivals.com. He has an extensive list of scholarships offers that includes Michigan State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Wisconsin.
As many know, Cass Tech High School is one of the strongest programs in the Midwest when it comes to both on field production and developing Division I talent. The Technicians, who won the state championship in 2011 and 2012, are poised for another title run this fall.
“It (practice) is going pretty good,” Gervin said. “The intensity is pretty high right now going into our first game. Coach (Thomas) Wilcher always stresses that we must come together as a team and great things will always happen.”
Cass Tech opens the season Saturday against Oak Park. The game will be one of the marquee match-ups in the Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State.
This month, the MSU staff has been working hard to have key recruits with their family on campus.
“I speak to Coach (Curtis) Blackwell a lot,” Gervin said. “I went up there with my mom. I am really high on them and they made me feel really wanted.”
Gervin will be back in East Lansing later this fall for a game. The Spartans host both the Wolverines and Buckeyes at home this year, so he will certainly be invited up. Gervin already has one big-game visit set up for the fall.
“I will be going to the Oklahoma vs. Ohio State game at Oklahoma.”
Cass Tech players are always very well versed when it comes to the recruiting process and that is no exception here. Gervin said he has a good idea of what he is looking for on his visits: academics, coaching development and winning.
The fact that MSU now has several Cass Tech players on the roster cannot hurt the Spartans’s chances. The Spartans have a reputation for outstanding cornerback play, but have yet to sign a Cass Tech corner. Under Wilcher’s watch, the Technicians have been known as a cornerback factory.