Kilgore Shuffles Deck

Michigan State offered Cincinnati (OH) wide receiver Trey Kilgore causing a major shuffle in the receivers list of schools he's considering. Michigan State is No. 1, but for how long?

Early in June all signs pointed to Cincinnati (OH) St. Xavier wide receiver Trey Kilgore choosing between hometown Cincinnati, Iowa, Toledo and Boston College.

Throw that information out the window as Kilgore added an offer from Michigan State and had trouble getting in contact with Cincinnati about his high interest in the Bearcats.

What has the 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver been told by the Spartans?

"I talked with (assistant) coach (Harlon) Barnett but not (head) coach (Mark) Dantonio," said Kilgore. "We've been talking for awhile and they've told me their interested and like what I can do with the ball at the wide receiver position. They also told me they wanted to offer me but wanted to see me in camp before they offered."

Was the offer before camp a total surprise?

"It was kind of a surprise," said Kilgore. "When they offered me without me going to their camp, it just came as a surprise, but I plan on going to their camp on Wednesday."

Early in the month Kilgore was in no hurry to make his college decision. Is he starting to feel the pressure to end the process?

"A little bit," said Kilgore. "There is a little pressure but I'll make sure that when I go up Wednesday that's the time for me to look around at the school and see if I like it. If I feel that is where I really want to go I'll commit. So we'll see what happens."

So where do the Spartans stand overall with Kilgore?

"It puts Michigan State at one, Iowa at two, and Boston College and Kentucky tied for third," said Kilgore. "Cincinnati, I heard got a commitment from a wide receiver a couple of weeks ago. I haven't heard from coach (Butch) Jones or anybody and I've been calling them, so they are now out."

With several players on the Spartans roster from the Southwest Ohio region, does Kilgore know anyone wearing the Green & White?

"Yes I do," said Kilgore. "I know Monty Madaris very well. It would be great to represent Cincinnati. That is all I've ever wanted to do and to have two of the major wide receivers coming out of Cincinnati playing at Michigan State would not only be great, it would be awesome."

Has the way things have played out taught Kilgore anything about the way things work?

"It has," said Kilgore. "I had to learn the hard way honestly. Cincinnati was No. 1 and I planned on committing to them. However, I wanted to take time to look at other schools. I found out the hard way that recruiting can be sloppy in the end.

"Michigan State has one spot left and that is causing the process to speed up a little bit. I plan on visiting my other top three schools in the next two weeks, so within that time frame hopefully no one commits. If they do I'm out of luck. But I'm trying to make the best decision for me and I want to make sure I get to visit these schools before I make this decision."

Could that all change and Kilgore commit if he's blown away by his upcoming visit?

Definitely," said Kilgore.


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