Heffern Talks Spartans Interest

One of the top performers at Monday's final Michigan State camp was Shawn Heffern of Carmel (IN) High School. SpartanDigest.com caught up with Heffern to talk about his camp performance and interest in the Spartans.

There are always prospects that show up for the final summer camp and perform well enough to turn a few heads. Despite having five scholarship offers, Carmel (IN) defensive end Shawn Heffern did just that during Michigan State's final summer camp. How good did the 6-foot-6, 240-pound defender felt he did?

"I had a good time and Michigan State has really nice facilities. I had a bad hamstring and some of my times were not even close to the levels I've posted at other camps. However, during the one-on-ones, I never got stopped once and I felt like I dominated those."

Not only did Heffern work with defensive line coach Ted Gill, he also got attention from two other Spartan coaches.

"I worked with him (Coach Gill) all day and got a chance to speak with him, Coach Narduzzi and Coach Warner who recruits Carmel High School during camp."

What did the Spartan coaches tell him about his day?

"All of them had good feedback for me. I had to leave quickly after camp and did not get a chance to really talk with the coaches after camp. They said they would be in contact and I'm expecting an email or something like that to see where we go from here soon."

With offers from Indiana, Purdue, Western Michigan, Toledo, and Central Michigan already in hand, where would the Spartans be if they offered?

"Michigan State would be in the Top 3. But it's not like an offer would be a deal breaker. They are a really nice school and they would definitely be in the Top 3."

One reason for Heffern's interest in Michigan State is his desire to play in the Big Ten.

"I've always grown up watching the Big Ten and feel I can play well in the Big Ten."

SpartanDigest.com will keep an eye out on future developments between Shawn Heffern and the Spartans.

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