Spartans In The Fight For James Ross

There is no mistaking the interest Michigan State has in linebacker James Ross. However, how much interest does he have in the Spartans? We spoke with Ross at the Best of the Midwest Showcase to get the answer.

As the only known offer at the middle linebacker position. James Ross of Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary Prep looks like a key player in the Spartans recruiting battles for the Class of 2012. With offers from several programs, where does Michigan State stand?

"We have built a great relationship. I have been down there a couple of times and checked them out. It has been a great thing as you can see they care for you as a person and not just a player. When observing them coaching the team, it's like a big family."

Some have wondered what impact the Spartans could see from their super successful 11-2 Big Ten Championship season. Ross already had an opinion prior to the team's recent success.

"It does not change my opinion one bit. Michigan State is a great school regardless. I'm going to check them out some more and see how they really are."

How hard will it be for the Spartans to convince Ross to state in the state of Michigan?

"It will not be too hard. The way I feel about the program and situation is solid. You still must do your research on the program, see how many linebackers are coming in, and check out who played early and where they are on the depth chart before making any decision. If everything fits, then I will look to make my decision then."

Spartan Digest will continue to check back with one of the Spartans top targets.

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