Vilain has good experience at MSU, SMSB

Vilain has good experience at MSU, SMSB

2017 Canadian defensive end camps at Michigan State, Sound Mind Sound Body in June and talks interest in the Spartans -- how much of it does he have and is the interest mutual?

Luiji Vilain has spent plenty of time in Michigan through the first couple weeks of June.

The Lester B Pearson (Ontario) defensive end camped at Sound Mind Sound Body last week, following up a day spent at Michigan State earlier in the month.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Vilain said both have been good experiences and both went well.

"It was a really good experience (at Michigan State)," he said. "I got to go against some really good guys. I think they were all seniors. I got to show myself against some older competition."

He has early interest in the Spartans, having been on campus multiple times. After the camp on June 1, it appeared the feeling was mutual.

"They really liked me," he said. "They like me a lot from what I know. My coach also told me they like me a lot. I really earned their respect."

He also has been hearing from Penn State, Michigan and Syracuse early in the process, while holding an offer from Rutgers.

At the two-day Sound Mind Sound Body camp, Vilain felt like he got another chance to showcase his best skills.

"My speed, my first step and my speed to finish," he said. "I've still got stuff to work on."

He plans to camp at Penn State and Syracuse to complete his summer, and also might come back to Michigan State for a game this fall with Gridiron Camp teammates Patrice Rene (2016 CB) and Jonathan Sutherland (2017 CB).

"They want us to come down to a game," he said. "I'm not sure what game, but I want to do that."

The trio has talked about playing together come college, but that also might continue in the near future as all three look to transfer to play at a school in the United States, which might be the Episcopal School in Alexandria, Va.

"We are definitely going to try and play together (in college)," Vilain said. "I'm probably going to stay another year then transfer and join them at whatever school they are at."

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