November 12, 2007

Spartans focused on Georgia star

Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio knows how important it is to recruit the players he believes can help the Spartans win championships. For that reason he and his staff have made Brynden Trawick a top priority for the class of 2008. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound prospect from Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia officially visited Michigan State a few weeks ago.

As far as which teams are showing him the most recruiting interests, Trawick had the following to say

"Michigan State, Purdue and Mississippi State are all recruiting me very hard. I also hear from Indiana a lot. I am also talking with Ohio State, Missouri and Louisville."

Trawick was unable to see the Spartans defeat the Boilermakers on Saturday, but he was well aware that they were playing

"Coach Dantonio called me Saturday morning before the game," he said. "He just told me how much they want me up there and stuff like that."

The fact that the head coach took time out of his schedule on a gameday morning to call Trawick is a strong indication that he is one of the top players on the recruiting board for Michigna State.

As far as his high school seaosn, Trawick is preparing for the opening round of the playoffs. His Sprayberry High team is 6-4 and plays this Friday night.

As far as his future plans from a recruiting standpoint, Trawick told the following:

"I plan to take a few more visits and then make my decision," Tawick said. "I am going to visit Indiana this week. That will be an unofficial visit. I might have to wait until January before I make my choice; it all depends on when I take the rest of my visits. I hope to do it in December."

Trawick is currently rated the #56 safety in the nation and a 3-star prospect. He is also rated the #48 player in Georgia for the class of 2008. While speaking with Trawick he indicated that he would be sending in his senior highlight film. It is very possible that he will move up the rankings after his senior film is evaluated.

Michigan State has been sold on Trawick's ability for quite some time now. They offered he a while back and he was one of the first prospects to take an official visit to East Lansing this fall.

As evidenced by the schools he is considering, Trawick has no problem with going out of state to play his college football. One of the key factors in his recruitment will be an opportunity to play early. Trawcik indiated that he is aware that the Spartans are graduating both staring safeties after thsi season (Warrick and Key)

Trawick had a lot of positives to say about both his visits to Michigan State and Purdue. We asked him specifically what he liked about each visit.

"At Michigan State I was there for homecoming and the crowd was really into it. They had players come back from all different years and they spoke. The Rose Bowl team was back and they talked about the history of Michigan State. I liked that.

At Purdue I liked the facilities, the fans and the fact that they have been going to a bowl games every year."

The Spartans victory over Purdue made Michigan State bowl eligible for the first time since 2003. Coach Dantonio has done something Coach John L. Smith was unable to do in his previous three years. When you consider the Spartans have the toughest Big Ten slate this year, that is no simple feat.

Trawick will be setting up his other visits in the coming weeks. Much of when and where he will visit still depends on when his team finishes up the playoffs and what other teams offer.

Will the Spartans early offer and prioritizing of Trawick as a plan A recruit for the class of 2008 pays-off? will be sure to keep in-tocuh with Trawick over the coming weeks.

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