ADRIAN, MI - Michigan State continues to look for prospects at one of the toughest positions to fill, the defensive line.
One player who could figure into the Spartans rotation is Dylan Farrington, a big, physical athletic player for the Adrian Maples.
Farrington told GSN he'll be in East Lansing this weekend to take in the Michigan State/Ohio State showdown and that he's open, even hoping for an offer from Michigan State.
Playing virtually in the shadow of the "Big House" in Ann Arbor, Farrington admitted there will always be a soft spot in his heart for the University of Michigan, but he doesn't have an offer from them either, so he's keeping his options open to all schools.
Farrington told GSN part of the reason offers haven't come in at the pace he would like is the fact that he has some work to do in the classroom. He reiterated to us that he is intent on getting what he needs to done and that he knows his offer situation will change.
"I'm going to do my official visit in December so I can have more time with the coaches," said Farrington who also recapped his unofficial visit for the Notre Dame game about a month ago.
"It was amazing seeing how the players get into it and watching the coaching staff a lot. I could tell who they were really interested in talking to and who they weren't and they made me feel like somebody that they wanted and I liked feeling that."
"I talked to Coach Dave Warner a lot and he was really good to me. I don't know, I really liked it there, said Farrington who admitted to being a lifelong Wolverine fan.
Farrington told GSN though, that and added benefit of possibly attending MSU is that his Mom works in nearby Holt, MI and attending MSU would give him easy access to her and some home cooking.
Farrington said he's expecting offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa and a recent addition to his list, South Florida who's begun recruiting him heavily. Once his grades come in he believes he'll have those offers.
So could a player who grew up rooting for the Maize-and-Blue actually see himself wearing Green?
"My heart isn't set on any particular school. I'm sure that it will happen and when that time comes, that'll be the time when I'll have to make my decision. Right now, unfortunately, I am waiting for bigger offers. I feel like I'm a better athlete than what I'm being offered right now. Not to take anything away from Bowling Green and Akron - Bowling Green's a great program and I love their coaching staff, but I want to play the cream of the crop and the best of the best and that's what motivates me."
What are your thoughts on this solid defensive end prospect? Where does he rank on your list of must get prospects at the pivotal defensive end position.
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