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Trieu: Spencer Brown ‘1,000%’ committed to MSU after UM visit

Allen Trieu
Special to The Detroit News

Michigan State commit Spencer Brown reaffirmed his commitment to the Spartans with Spartan Tailgate’s Sean Scherer on Wednesday, saying he was “1,000 percent committed.”

This comes after the Walled Lake Western offensive tackle visited Michigan on Sunday. The Wolverines were one of the schools who recently offered the 6-foot-6, 280-pound Brown.

Brown spoke to The Michigan Insider’s Isaiah Hole about his visit to Michigan.

“They’re just pretty much saying, ‘Look, we’re in need of some tackles,’ ” he said. “You already know that they only signed one tackle in 2018. They need some more linemen. They pretty much just said that I could go in there, play and compete at the highest level. You have a great opportunity. They can’t make no promises, but it’s just a great opportunity.”

Brown has been committed to Michigan State since last July.

Since then, other schools like Florida, Purdue, Michigan and more have offered, and that is in addition to the long list of offers he had prior to his commitment, but last weekend’s trip to Ann Arbor was the first visit he took to another school since that July date.

Brown added he would be visiting Michigan State again soon, possibly as soon as this weekend.

He is one of four commitments the Spartans have in the 2019 class.

Barnhart comfortable at MSU

Paw Paw offensive lineman Karsen Barnhart had a good day at Sunday’s Under Armour All-America Camp. During the event, he was asked about his recruitment and named Michigan State, Michigan and Indiana as the three schools that stand out among his offers.

When asked who between Michigan and Michigan State recruits him the hardest, Barnhart said he thought both schools did a good job of that.

However, when asked where he was most comfortable, he said the Spartans.

“Right now, I’d probably say Michigan State,” Barnhart said. “I have a connection with Coach (Mark) Staten since he’s from Dowagiac and I’m from Paw Paw, and that’s 20 minutes away.”

Barnhart said he likely would be back at Michigan State this spring along with potential visits to Iowa and Penn State.

He is planning to wait through next fall before making a college commitment.

MSU offers Pa. athlete

Coatesville (Pa.) junior Aaron Young (6-0, 190 pounds) was offered a scholarship by Michigan State on Wednesday.

Young is a multi-talented athlete who made all-league as a running back and cornerback in the fall. On offense, he rushed for 1,700 yards and 35 touchdowns.

Ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 16 junior prospect in Pennsylvania, Young holds additional offers from Rutgers, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and more.

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