Drake Enjoying Day After Spartans Offer

It was another big day for Cass Technical (Detroit, Mich.) linebacker Deon Drake on Wednesday as he added to his growing offer list.

Tuesday found Cass Technical (Detroit, Mich.) 2014 linebacker Deon Drake adding an offer from Nebraska. On Wednesday, the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder got one a little closer to home.

"Michigan State offered me today," said Drake. "I just got off the phone with (head) Coach (Mark) Dantonio and he wanted to let me know that I had an offer from Michigan State and that he wanted to see me Saturday."

Drake plans on being in East Lansing on Saturday and expressed what this offer means to him.

"It means a lot to get an offer from state," said Drake. "But I accept all offers. I'm feeling good today and just enjoying it as I also received an offer from Nebraska yesterday."

As for where the offer stacks up with those he's already received, Drake quickly pointed out time is on his side.

"It is way too early for that right now," said Drake. "I'm thinking more about doing that after this season."

What did Drake and Dantonio talk about?

"He said he liked what he saw on my highlight tape as a linebacker and running back. He compared me to one of his former players who he recruited as a linebacker only to have to move him to running back. But he said he was offering me as a linebacker and that he felt I was very athletic."

While the Spartans head coach gave Drake the good news, it's been the work of his main recruiter that has Drake holding the Spartans high.

"Me and (assistant) coach (Terrence) Samuel have never really talked on the phone," said Drake. "But we've had some communications and I've found him to be very cool and a very nice coach. I also feel he's real and he wants to see me at MSU."

While Drake didn't camp at MSU this summer, coaches had a chance to see him on the field.

"I didn't camp at Michigan State this summer," said Drake. "But the coaches had a chance to see me at Sound Mind-Sound Body."

With one of the top defenses in college football, Drake could see a possible future in the Green & White.

"I can picture myself playing on their defense," said Drake. "Michigan State has a solid defense and they've been very smart with their recruitment. They are also one of the top teams in the Big Ten."


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