Will Koehne Be Piece of MSU's 'O' Line Puzzle

Will Koehne Be Piece of MSU's 'O' Line Puzzle

"They're definitely appealing," he said. "They have nice facilities, a nice campus, I like the coaches, and it looks like it's going to be a good football program." -- Indianapolis Cathedral offensive lineman Kyle Koehne

EAST LANSING - Head coach Mark Dantonio and the rest of the Michigan State coaching staff were impressed with Kyle Koehne's performance at a recent one-day skills camp. So much so, they extended a scholarship offer.

"It went real good," Koehne said. "It was the first time I was ever on campus and it was really cool."

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound tackle prospect, who also has the versatility to be an interior lineman at the next level, got the news the day after camp. The night before, he spoke with Dantonio and other coaches about his outstanding performance during the day, then when he called the next day, he got word of his Spartan offer.

That makes nearly a dozen offers for the rising standout from Cathedral HS in Indianapolis, Ind.

Koehne's offer came after a day of facing other top MSU prospects and commits, such as Charles Chapman, Micajah Reynolds and Blake Treadwell. He held his own and got plenty of attention from O-line coach Dan Roushar.

With his handful of offers, and more likely on the way, Koehne says he sees no reason to make a hasty decision. He says his plan is keep accumulating offers to make sure he knows exactly who wants him on their squad, then go through a whittling process until he feels he has found a comfort level with one particular school.

He says he has no favorites list at this point, but where does Michigan State stand in his perception?

"They're definitely appealing," he said. "They have nice facilities, a nice campus, I like the coaches, and it looks like it's going to be a good football program."

Before he starts playing with the big boys, though, Koehne is a captain on his Cathedral team and takes pride in keeping his teammates motivated throughout the summer.

"It's a pretty big deal," he says of the team vote to make him a leader. And he shows his dedication and leadership to his teammates when they get together for offseason conditioning.

"We have a few practices every week, so we go like three hours a day," he says. "We're altogether as a team, practice as a team and workout as a team."

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