"Michigan State (assistant) coach Mike Tressel stopped in to see me," said Ferns. "I didn't know he ws coming until he showed up."
While surprised by the visit, the 6-foot-3, 235-pound two-way athlete knows he'll need to brush up on his Spartan facts.
"I've never really followed them much but I will be now," said Ferns. "Coach Tressel said he wanted to get in touch more and talked about me coming up for a camp and getting to know each other more that way."
While surprised by his early offers Ferns learned during the visit how the Spartans go about doing business.
"He (Coach Tressel) said they are more about evaluating instead of just throwing offers out there," he said. "If they contact me soon I think a visit there would be on my itinerary for sometime in June. He talked about coming to a camp in June, but it will all depend upon how my schedule works."