April 26, 2012

Ohio DB has Spartan offer

The state of Ohio has been very good to Michigan State in recent years when it comes to defensive back recruiting. Head Coach Mark Dantonio has been able to sign All-Big Ten products like Johnny Adams and Chris L. Rucker from the Buckeye State. This year the staff is focused on a few key recruits, one of which is Solomon Warfield of Lakewood St. Edwards High School. SpartanMag.com has the latest details on his recruitment.

The 6-foot-0, 170-pound Warfield has seen his recruiting stock rise significantly and Michigan State is one of the recent schools to extend an offer to him. The Rivals.com 3-star prospect now has double-digit scholarships including offers from BCS programs Iowa, West Virginia, Arizona and Cincinnati.

Warfield was recently in East Lansing on an unofficial visit and SpartanMag.com asked him about his thoughts on Michigan State and the feedback he has received from the coaches.

"It was sweet," he said. "I did not think they were going to offer me until I came to camp this summer, but they did it early and that shows me that they really want me. I really like Michigan State. It has a beautiful campus and it is just a nice place to be. The coaches said they love the way I come up and hit on runs and how I cover the deep ball as well."

St. Edwards High School is always one of the top programs in Ohio when it comes to prep football. Interestingly, it is also one of the programs that Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff have yet to sign a player from since arriving in East Lansing. St. Edwards is once again primed for a big season and the play of Warfield is main reason why.

SpartanMag.com asked Warfield what he believes his strengths are as a player and what he is looking for in a college destination.

"I have good cover speed, I can tackle well and I am very good in one-on-one situations," he stated. "I am looking for a school where I know I can play and I am comfortable. I want a school where I can get a good education and I fit in with the other players. I want to get everything I can out of the school."

Warfield's primary recruiter from Michigan State is Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi. You can be sure he will be keeping in frequent contact with Warfield in the coming weeks and stopping into his high school during the spring evaluation period.

SpartanMag.com will keep in contact with Warfield in the coming weeks. It is very possible that the Michigan State staff will want him to come up to the Elite Player Camp so he can showcase his skills and work with the staff in an actual football setting.

The Spartans are only expected to take 2 defensive back recruits for the class of 2013. For that reason, you can be sure that Warfield will be keep an eye on the Spartan commitment list. If Michigan State picks up a defensive back commitment in the coming weeks it would not be a surprise if Warfield makes a return trip to East Lansing with his family to sit down with Coach Dantonio and discuss his options.

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