Wren Lands Michigan State Offer

Renell Wren wasn't expecting it. When he got word from the the Michigan State coaching staff that an offer was on the, it came as a surprise to the three-star defensive end. Go Inside as the St. Louis (MO) prospect talks about the Spartans…

St. Louis (MO) defensive end Renell Wren added his third Big Ten offer on Thursday, as Michigan State made the call to the three-star prospect from Lutheran North.

"Coach Matt Mueller e-mailed me today and told me to call him," Wren said of the Spartans assistant. "I called him, and I spoke with Coach Dantonoio about the offer, and he told me about Michigan State and some stuff like that."

The 6-foot-6, 239-pound defender admits he doesn't have a great deal of knowledge about the program. After talking with the head coach, he had a better idea of the direction of the program, but admitted the Spartans was a bit of a shock.

"Most of what I know is what I heard from the coaching staff," Wren said. "I really did like them about two or three months ago. I hadn't spoken with them in three or four weeks, and out of the blue, they tell me they want me to speak with the head coach. It's kind of surprising."

The big DE had good things to say about Michigan State, but it was clear he isn't sure where they fit in his recruitment at this point.

"I will say they are a good academic school and a good football program. But they came late in the process. If they would have recruited me harder, I would have taken an unofficial visit in the summer. Now that they came with the offer, I will just have to see what will go on."

After starting the season with four consecutive losses, Lutheran North has won eight straight, including three playoff games. With the Crusaders just two games away from a berth in the Missouri Class 2 State Championship Game, Wren hopes to have to wait for his official visits.

"My first official visit, it depends," he said of the next step in his recruitment. "If my team wins Saturday, then I'm supposed to take an Arizona State visit first. If we don't, then I will take my Purdue visit first in early December."

Wren said Arizona State and Purdue are the only schools he has tabbed for official visits so far. Michigan State might be added to that list, but he will have to discuss it with his family first.

"I'm not sure at the moment," he said. "I have to speak with my mom, because they came late in the process. I really want to verbally commit in mid December. If I don't, I know the teams will lock down the players they want. I don't want to go really late to keep my options open."

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