Ohio Offensive Lineman Talks Spartans

During the Spartans last home game, Dustin Ross made an unofficial visit to check out the Spartans. While this was not the first time he'd seen the Green & White, it was the first time he had visited East Lansing.

Since taking over as head coach at Michigan State, Mark Dantonio and his staff have found Cincinnati to be solid grounds for recruiting. Another player from Southwest Ohio, Dustin Ross, made a trip to East Lansing to catch the Spartans take on Purdue. What impressed him the most?

"The facilities are great," Ross told Spartan Digest. "The campus is beautiful, and the coaches and players seem really nice and took the time to communicate with us while we were there."

Having heard talk about family during their other college visits, Dustin came away believing the talk he heard from the Spartans.

"Just watching the players and coaches interact you can tell how close they are as a team. They really seem like a family on and off the field."

Having made several other visits this season, Dustin found Spartan Nation fully backing the program.

"The atmosphere was one of the best I have seen. Everybody being there with such a great crowd that was really involved in the game was neat to see."

On the field the 6-foot-5, 265-pound offensive lineman found what he was looking for.

"Their offensive line is pretty good. I hope to be as good as they are one day."

While blown away by several things during his visit. Two things really stood out when he looks back to the pregame tour.

"The weight room is really nice. It stands out the most as compared to some of the other ones I have seen. Before they took us over to the stadium, they showed us a video they made for the team. The video was great and very interesting and got mu pumped up just watching it."

While it is early in the recruiting process, Dustin knows Michigan State is a program he has great interest in learning more about in the coming months.

Spartan Digest will keep in contact as Dustin continues through the recruiting process.

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