While Barksdale is excited about his future with the Spartans, he may also be the right person to convince younger brother Drew Barksdale to take a serious look at the Green & White if the Spartans show interest.
The 6-foot, 185-pound athlete already holds three offers but plans on checking out Michigan State this weekend.
"I've talked with Michigan State a little bit," said Barksdale. "I'm pretty sure I'm going up there with my brother this weekend for their spring game as my mother wants me to check out the school."
While the Spartans have not talked about extending an offer, Barksdale already holds three in football and is receiving interest in another sport as well.
A possible pre-med or business major, Barksdale knows he might have to prove himself to the Spartans for them to offer.
"I think I'm going up for a senior camp in June," explained Barksdale. "However, I've not laid out my plans as of yet."
Spartan Digest will check back with Barksdale and his bother following their visit this weekend.