March 23, 2009

Spartans looking at Michigan DE

Defensive end is a top recruiting priority for Michigan State this year and one of the players they are taking a close look at is Taylor Calero of Southfield Christian High School. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound prospect recently lit it up at the MichiganPreps.com combine and will be in East Lansing in the near future. SpartanMag.com caught up with Calero last night and got the latest on his recruitment.

Last year as junior Calero racked up 90 tackles and 15 TFL is 9 games for Southfield Christian. His play on both sides of the ball allowed the school to make the playoffs after only having a football program for 3 years. For his efforts he was named 1st Team All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-State.

Lask week at the MichiganPreps.com Combine Calero not only measured in at the height and weight listed on his profile, but he clocked a 4.66 forty-yard dash, 4.09 shuttle and vertical jumped 34 inches. He also bench pressed 225-pounds 11 times.

SpartanMag.com asked him about his recruitment

"I have been hearing from Michigan State," he said. "I have spoken with Coach Enos. He wants me to come up there on Tuesday to talk with the coaches and check out a spring practice"

Southfield Christian is a samll school according top the MHSAA standards. Last year they competed in the Division 7 playoffs. Playing at a small school has kept Calero under the radar a bit, but his stock could really improve in the coming weeks. Calero talked about hearing from Michigan State University.

"I sent my films out to a lot of schools and Coach Enos got back with me. I am also hearing from Bowling Green, I went to a junior day there."

Coach Enos recruits Wayne and Oakland County for the Spartan. He did a tremendous job attracting to talent to Michigan State last year and is looking to do the same again for 2010.

Calero indicated that he will be in East Lansing with both his father and his high school coach. SpartanMag.com will be sure to follow-up with him in the near future and get his impression of the Green and White.


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