Chicago LB Scoping Out Spartans

Hubbard High School star linebacker Darius Moffett has a handful of offers. How seriously is he considering Michigan State?

Darius Moffett got an offer from Michigan State last month. The Chicago native is learning more about the Spartans, but one thing he knows for sure.

"I know they have a dominant freshman linebacker this past season," he said. He's speaking of Greg Jones, of course, and the appeal of a coaching staff that allows a frosh to make an impact is hard to ignore.

Defensive line coach Ted Gill is leading the recruitment of Moffett, who gets visitors often.

"He (Gill) came to my school," Moffett said. "He's a pretty straightforward dude. He spoke to me about campus life and college life."

They also spoke about the position Moffett would play, linebacker, in the Spartan's scheme. He stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 215-pounds.

Moffett says he's open to playing other positions, and some have talked about the possibility of safety, but he considers himself a "straight-up linebacker."

Illinois and Cincinnati have been pursuing him the hardest of late, but he says he is wide open at this point.

If MSU showed him the red carpet, would he consider playing in East Lansing?

He said he would, but, "I'd have to consider the kind of atmosphere and take a visit or something to decide that."

Moffett may come to Michigan State for a one-day camp, and if he does he wants to bring his parents along as well, being the family man that he is.

When the time comes, Moffett plans on studying history in college. He says he enjoys learning about America's past, specifically the first half of the Twentieth Century and the United States' involvement in the World Wars.

Stay tuned to GSN for updates on Moffett and other Spartan prospects

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