Last week, Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville three-star inside linebacker prospect Andre Sturdivant went public with his top five, a list that includes Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Toledo, and SpartanMag.com caught up with him Tuesday night to find out why the Spartans made his initial cut.
"I mean it's like home every time I visit and the staff is just like another father," the 6-2, 249-pound Sturdivant said via text. "I like everything about MSU. It's amazing."
Pat Narduzzi serves as Sturdivant's primary recruiter, and the defensive coordinator has talked to him about the possibility of filling multiple positions for the Spartans.
"They just said that I can fit in at both linebacker and defensive end," Sturdivant shared.
Sturdivant indicated that he has been offered by all of the schools in his top five, while he also holds an offer from Indiana. He said the last time he was at MSU was during one of the Spartans' summer camp sessions and he anticipates a return to East Lansing sometime this fall.
"I plan on making that one of my official visits," Sturdivant said, adding that his other visits are a work in progress.
Like many Glenville products before him, Sturdivant isn't in a hurry to end his recruitment, and his senior season is his main focus at this time.
Rivals.com ranks Sturdivant the No. 20 inside linebacker prospect - No. 26 player in the state of Ohio - in the Class of 2011.