Photos courtesy of Jaysen Hursh, of Hursh Photography. For some great action shots of Brynden Trawick and the Sprayberry, GA team, go to: http://www.backprint.com/hurshphotography
SPRAYBERRY, GA - Brynden Trawick gave GSN a call to let us know how happy he is to be a Spartan. Trawick, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound safety from Sprayberry, GA is the newest member of MSU family and proud to be a part of it.
Trawick said its a good feel to have the recruiting process over with.
"I feel pretty good that I got the recruiting thing off my back but everything is setting up pretty good for me. Things got hectic, I was in class four days a week and two coaches would come to my house so it would get pretty hectic during the week," said Trawick.
So what was the reaction from the coaching staff once he made a commitment?
"They were excited and couldn't wait for me to get up there. I called there during bowl practice and I talked to Coach Dantonio and told him 'I'm ready to be a Spartan'. He was like 'are you sure?' and I was like, 'yes' and then he was like 'alright, welcome to the family. We can't wait to get you up here."
Does making a commitment to MSU seem like becoming a part of a new family?
"Yes, that what I'm looking for is being part of that family. The football team is a family and all the people who supported me are a family."
So what is the early outlook for Trawick on the playing field from the coaching staff.
"The say I fit in good because their two starting safeties (Travis Key and Nehemiah Warrick) are leaving so I'll have a chance of starting or playing early or playing a lot.
"They said I would like it here and from an athletic standpoint, every college in the country has good academics in one area or another. I can get a good degree from Michigan State and it'll carry me for the next fourty years of my life."
So how did the coaching staff come to know about a player who was in Sprayberry, Georgia?
"Last year when we played Kell (Marietta, GA), David Duran, he goes to Michigan State now. The Michigan STate coaches were at the game and after that they started recruiting me after that."
Trawick says although Georgia's temperature is a lot warmer than the 20 degree temps in East Lansing right now, it isn't a factor at all.
"No, the weather doesn't really phase me, I guess I'll just have to get used to it."
The three-star safety prospect says he's going to make the trip to Orlando to see the Spartans go through their Champs Sports Bowl week preparation.
"Yeah, I'm going down that week to watch their practice and then I'm going to try to get tickets to the game."
In the end, Brynden Trawick said it came down to the feeling he got from everyone on campus in East Lansing.
"It came down to the people. Everybody was real cool and everbody was real nice and seemed like they had a good head on their shoulders and they showed me a good time (on my visit), so I think I really like it up there."
GSN joins the entire Spartan family in welcoming Brynden Trawick to the MSU community.