Salmon Pumped From Official Visit

Plant City (Fla.) native Devyn Salmon enjoyed a lot of first during his official visit to Michigan State this past weekend. Salmon talked about his visit and more with SpartanDigest.com.

The question is often asked why players leave Florida for destinations like East Lansing. Devyn Salmon has the answer.

"I liked the cold and have never seen snow before," said Salmon. "So seeing snow was great and thinking about the whole situation when I saw it I found it's not really that bad as the campus is not that bad in the cold."

Coming off a jammed pack weekend Salmon was still enjoying another first.

"We made it back home and I loved my official visit," said Salmon. "I attended my first basketball game and I really didn't know the student section was going to be so live. "They were so pumped up and that really sold me on the university."

Another part Salmon's official visit came when he gathered with his future teammates for the first time.

"It was very exciting to meet the rest of the commits and see if I could build up a bond with them," said Salmon. "Sure enough we found we had a lot in common with each other and shared a lot of laughs and everything was great."

Another thing concerning Salmon about his future and visit was his mother. However, in the end both came away totally sold on being Spartans.

"My mother was with me and she was very in love with everything," said Salmon. "I bought her some Spartan gear and she was very happy to be part of it. I was worried about her coming up there and not having anyone to talk too. But she hung out with the other commits moms and dads and now she has a couple of more friends. I now know she will be fine when she comes up there as she'll have plenty of people to talk with."

While much of Salmon's visit was spent having a good time there were also time to be serious as he met with the Spartans coaching staff.

"I sat down with defensive line coach (Ted) Gill for a position meeting for about ten minutes," explained Salmon. "Then I spoke with Coach (Mark) Dantonio before I left. He said they are really excited about having me as a football player and excited to have me on campus and about me finishing out strong in school so I can go up there early in the summer.

"There is no doubt I'll be coming up in the summer, but he was just making sure and having a heart-to-heart talk with me about it."

Like most linemen, Salmon came away with his stomach full from all the food consumed over the weekend.

"The food was great and we ate like six or seven times a day," said Salmon. "They fed us food from like P.F. Chang's and other places. It seemed like every hour we ate and before we went to bed they brought us a big dynamic pizza that I couldn't even finish."


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