For Michigan State, this weekend brings one official visitor at a new key position tight end.
Position : Tight End
School : Pittsburgh (Pa.) Shaler Area HS
Height : 6'4
Weight :235 lbs.
Scout.com Position Rank : #10 Tight End (Four-Star)
Schools under consideration : Purdue, Pittsburgh, Michigan State
What this visit means :
The former Penn State pledge has not heard from the Nittany Lions since they named a new head coach. However, Pittsburgh's new head man Paul Chryst has made Holtz a top target and likes him as a tight end instead of a defensive player like former Panthers head coach Top Graham.
Purdue is in the running, however, Holtz has already taken his official visit there and many feel this battle is between the Spartans and Panthers making this weekend's visit key for the Spartans to reach the top spot by National Signing Day.
The Spartans did not need a tight end a couple of months ago but have found a need as they are expected to lose one before spring. Holtz is a safe recruit who could play on either side of the ball if needed and that has to help his stock with the Spartans.
With coaching stability and the success the Spartans have enjoyed the past two seasons, Holtz knows the program is solid and headed in the right direction.