Official Visit Primer: Kyle Dodson

Official Visit Primer: Kyle Dodson

Spartan Digest caught up with Ohio offensive lineman Kyle Dodson prior to his official visit to Michigan State in this Official Primer look.

Kyle Dodson Position : Offensive Tackle

School : Cleveland Heights HS – University Hts. (OH)

Height : 6'6

Weight : 300 lbs.

Scout.com Position Rank : #24 Offensive Tackle (4-Star)

Schools under consideration : Wisconsin (Soft Verbal), Michigan State, Ohio State, USC.

What this visit means :

The Spartans have kept a spot open for an elite offensive tackle and Dodson foots the bill at 6-foot-6, 300-pounds. A longtime verbal pledge to Wisconsin, Dodson has seen changes within the Badgers program and opened up his recruitment. While still listed as a soft verbal to the Badgers, the team to beat is Ohio State, a program Dodson saw ignore him until Urban Meyer took over the program.

Credit Pat Narduzzi for staying on Dodson when others backed away with his verbal for getting this visit to happen.

Comments From Dodson on Visit

With his final visit set for Michigan State, Kyle Dodson of University Heights (Ohio) Cleveland Heights High School will travel to East Lansing looking to see if the Spartans feel right.

Dodson, a 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive lineman knows things will have to feel right for the Spartans to have a chance to gain his signature on National Signing Day.

"I think Michigan State is a great school," said Dodson. "I just want to make sure to see if it's the right school for me."

Credit Spartans defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi for getting Dodson to campus.

"Coach Narduzzi has been recruiting me for a long time," explained Dodson. "We've guilt a pretty good relationship over that time."

A longtime pledge to Wisconsin, Dodson opened things up when instate program Ohio State opened its arms and extended an offer after the hiring of Urban Meyer.

How hard has the process been?

"It's been pretty hard," said Dodson. "It got harder for me as it made me sit around and think about it more. I'll know what school to pick as I'll have a feeling for the right school. I've not really thought about when I'm going to make my decision, but it will be before signing day."

What will Dodson remember most about this experience?

"The thing I'll remember most is all the love and attention I got from all the coaches."

Can Michigan State give Dodson the feeling he's looking for during his official visit?

We'll try and check back on Sunday to see how the Spartans did following Dodson's official visit.

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