Michigan State had a marquee home game against Ohio State on Saturday, and that brought in a ton of visiting prospects.
One of the more sought-after recruits was ESPN 300 linebacker Ricky DeBerry, who was on his official visit for the big game. DeBerry was also with current Michigan State commit Felton Davis, another Virginia prospect.
Since this was such a big game featuring these two schools, it was only natural that a few Ohio prospects made their way to the game. That included 2016 defensive back Tyrece Speaight, who spent some extra time on campus.
The game brought in prospects from all over the country, but since the state of Michigan is so important to the Spartans, it was also a big opportunity to impress the in-state prospects. Cass Tech offensive lineman Michael Onwenu tweeted a picture from his seat during the game, giving a good glimpse of the view.
It's real hype😈 nice environment pic.twitter.com/LyBwUiufqj— Michael Onwenu#⃣5⃣2⃣ (@_MXKEY) November 9, 2014
Another big in-state offensive lineman, Michael Jordan, was in attendance for the game.
In-state 2016 OL Michael Jordan on his visit to Michigan State last night. pic.twitter.com/Tu1g795DP4— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) November 9, 2014
Jordan has an offer from both Michigan State and Ohio State, so it gave him an opportunity to check out both programs. The Spartans didn’t win the game, but the atmosphere and excitement definitely made an impression on all the prospects on hand.
Minnesota has been on a roll this season, and the Gophers had an exciting game themselves Saturday against Iowa, winning 51-14.
The Gophers won the Floyd of Rosedale rivalry trophy and gave a few visiting prospects the opportunity to pose with the infamous pig.
Minnesota commit James Johannesson also got in on the action after the game, capturing a photo with a few of the current players in the locker room.
Northwestern faced off against Michigan Saturday and had some important prospects on hand as well.
One of the hottest prospects in the Midwest for the 2016 class is defensive end Khalid Kareem out of Michigan. Northwestern was Kareem’s first offer and he has since blown up with what seems like daily offers.
Kareem had already taken one trip to see the Wildcats and took another trip to see the team play the Wolverines.
2016 DE Khalid Kareem (Farmington Hills, Mich) on his Northwestern visit today pic.twitter.com/zOEzHl5EPN— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) November 9, 2014
Northwestern hosted a few other visitors for the game, including receiver Elijah Ball, who took a scenic shot of the stadium during the game.