"I was on an unofficial visit and I met with Coach Dantonio after a tour of all the facilities and he offered," Dowdy said.
The Westerville (Ohio) South offensive tackle said the offer was a shock.
"I went on the visit just to get a feel for it and I absolutely loved it and came out with an offer which made it better," he said.
He said the highlight of his visit was the coaches – all of them.
"The coaches were the best," he said.
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound junior doesn't have any other visits lined up at this time, but is thinking about making it back up to Michigan State to see a spring practice