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2017 OL Josh Myers Picks Up Two New Offers
The past several days have continued the roller coaster ride 2017 offensive lineman Josh Myers has been on since his recruiting took offer. Monday, Myers added Notre Dame to go with an earlier offer from Michigan State. "I went to Notre Dame's camp today," said Myers. "I spent a few hours with Coach (Harry) Hiestand and then toured the campus and got to see the facilities. I then ended up going back to the football facilities and that was when Coach Hiestand told me Notre Dame offered me a scholarship." For Myers this was a major surprise as it was his first trip to South Bend. "This was the first time I've been to Notre Dame," he said. "It's a beautiful campus with really, really nice coaches and a lot of tradition. It's really a dream come true for me." With early offers from the likes of Ohio State, Michigan, Florida and Tennessee to name a few, Myers never expected to receive so much early attention. "It never really entered my mind to be honest with you," he said about the many early offers. "I set a goal when I ended up starting this past season to be All Greater Western Ohio Conference South, so I definitely was not expecting all of this." Spending time with the Irish offensive line coach on and off the field also left a lasting impression on the young Ohio native. "It was really cool to be taught by Coach Hiestand," continued Myers. "You could tell how knowledgeable he was about the game just by the slightest things he could point out that I was doing wrong. He pointed out things I would have never thought about and I was impressed with how he was able to pick up on that right away. It was incredible. When he talked a lot of what we talked about was just like the moral stuff and how you do things on and off the field never forgetting who you are or where you came from. We also talked about being there for your family and how they come first. "We also talked some football too, and he told me he thinks I'm the first freshman offensive lineman he's ever offered." The Irish added their name to Myers growing scholarship list as did Michigan State during an on campus visit. "I was going to camp at Michigan State too," Myers said. "But my brother was coming home from college and I had a basketball commitment that made our stay a lot longer. So I ended up not camping but I visited the campus and got to see the stadium and the field and meet with all the coaches eventually talking with Coach (Mark) Dantonio who offered me." What stood out to Myers about his visit to East Lansing? "I think the one thing I really noticed was their coaching staff," he said. "They are great people and they preached the way they do things and the type of players they want and type of morals they teach really stood out to me the most." One coach that left a lasting impression was Spartans offensive line coach Mark Staten. "For the most part talking with Coach Staten was talking about the offensive line and about how Michigan State did last year," he continued. "The conversation could lead about anywhere with Coach Staten as he's such an easy going dude." With all the early attention, has Myers even thought about when he may want to see the process come to a close? "It's hard for me to say right now exactly what I'm going to do," he said. "I just feel like whenever the time feels right, I'll make my decision. So whenever it feels right to be honest with you and I couldn't tell you at this point."
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