Stout, who stands 6-foot-5, 250-pounds has interest in both programs and will push to get his name in front of both programs next month.
Growing up Stout rooted for one of the two teams across the Ohio border. However, he claims that will not come into play if he's extended an offer.
"I grew up a Michigan fan," said Stout. "But I kind of like Michigan State too. I know they are rivals, but if a school is interested in me, I don't see why I wouldn't go there especially if I like it there.
"As far as the schools I'm interested in, if a school likes me then I'm interested in them. I want to see where I like it best and how I fit in."