Canton (MI) Plymouth High School offensive lineman Cameron Dillard has visited the Spartans several times over the past two years. Sunday the 6-foot-3, 280-pound interior offensive lineman learned where he stands with MSU.
"They said it's down to three guys," explained Dillard. "David Dawson, Nate Jeppesen and I are being evaluated right now and they will know in the next two weeks as to who they are going to take as they are only taking one guard/center guy in the class.
"So it is down to us three and whoever they decide is the one and only guy they are going to be offering. So we'll have to see what happens as Coach (Mark) Staten said to give him a call later this week and he'll tell me where I stand and if I got the offer or one of the other guys get it."
For Dilliard the upfront honesty of the Spartans staff is all he's wanted to hear.
"As long as they are upfront with me, that is all you can ask for," said Dillard. "I really appreciate them being upfront and being honest with me. You can only control what you can control."
Would Dillard consider adding his name to the Spartans class if offers?
"Definitely," he said. "I feel good about the Spartans and it is something I'd have to sit down with my parents about and go from there."
With nine offers to his name Dillard knows things have changed fast for him.
"I just feel blessed for all the schools that have pulled the trigger on me early," said Dillard. "I just want to continue to stay focused and continue working with Mike Barwis (Barwis Methods) in the gym, in the classroom and on the field this year. I've been working with Coach Barwis and his staff the last ten months now and have seen great results."
Dillard and his family have taken great strides in being ready for the onslaught of the recruiting process having visited many schools across the country. What is he looking for in a school?
"Each school I visit I'm looking at the pros and cons and seeing what program best fits me," he said. "Right now I'm not sure, however, when I get that gut feeling about a school I'll know it is where I want to be for the next four to five year and I'll be ready to commit. This is a life changing decision and I'm very open about being away from home as it will allow me to experience life. You can't always stay home."
SpartanDigest.com will continue to follow Dillard until he learns of his fate with the Spartans.