Michigan State is recruiting at a high school which has been reaped very good rewards for them.
Westland John Glenn in Michigan has produced WR Keshawn Martin (2007) and Starting RB for this year’s team Jeremy Langford. (2009) Both Martin and Langford have produced big dividends for the Spartans and now they have their eyes on another John Glenn player 2015 OL Deshawn Baker-Williams. It is Langford that had a chance to make an impression first on Baker-Williams when he went on a visit there.
“Well I had a chance to speak with Jeremy he is from my high school and it was good to see him up there doing well. Jeremy told me how cool it was to have me up at Michigan State and how he hopes I have a chance to attend school there”.
DeShawn has had a chance to visit up East Lansing and talk with the Head Coach Mark Dantonio. He had a chance to talk to Coach Dantonio and see him up close and personal.
“Coach Dantonio is really a cool and calm guy it was very nice to meet and talk with him. He asked me if I was excited to be up there and I told him yes it was. It was fun to be there and I told him thanks for having me up at Michigan State”.
While up at a Michigan State practice Deshawn had the opportunity to meet a few more coaches so that he could get an even better understanding of the football staff.
“I talked with the director of college advancement and performance Curtis Blackwell he is a cool guy to talk with. Coach Staten (offensive line coach) talked with a few of us about scheduling and how they run their practices. I like the way Michigan State practices it is fast paced in that way you can get more things done. Players were going real hard at all times I was watching the offensive line they are tough and don’t back down”.
Baker-Williams had a chance to take in the Michigan State vs. North Carolina basketball game while he was up on one of his visits. The atmosphere certainly left an impression on him as well as the whole overall experience.
“The basketball game was insane the atmosphere was incredible and the food was great. The Izzone was loud and they were having a lot of fun over there the experience was very nice”.
The Spartans will continue to keep a watchful eye on the 6’4 300 pound lineman from Westland John Glenn, considering they have had very successful players produce for them.