Mikel Horton of Middletown (OH) Lakota East High School has taken notice of the way the Spartans use their backs and has early interest.
"The way Michigan State runs their offense with big backs is impressive," said Horton. "They have LeVeon Bell so they like big backs. So the way I look at it, that style of offense might be right for me."
Early on the Spartans are showing some early interest in the 6-foot-1, 225-pound Horton.
"Coach (Harlon) Barnett has visited my schools twice," said Horton. "So I feel that shows they have some serious interest."
Beside the Spartans, Horton is hearing from several programs.