Bockheim & Spartans Staying In Touch

With Michigan State camp closing in for Northview(Mi.) high school sophomore Blake Bockheim, the young prospect caught up with FOX Sports NEXT to talk about the interest he's gained from Big Ten schools.

GRAND RAPIDS — Since the start of winter, Blake Bockheim has received interest from multiple B1G schools like Northwestern and Michigan State. Recently, Bockheim received a letter from Indiana about coming to their summer camp.

"Well, I've received letters from Michigan State, Northwestern and Indiana," said Bockheim. "They are all interested and want me to attend camps this summer."

With respect given to Michigan State for visiting him two months ago at Northview, Bockheim mentioned that he'd be attending their camp for sure, but not sure about any others who've shown interest.

Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio and offensive line coach Mark Staten have talked to Bockheim about the 2013 summer and how things were going for him.

"Just what I was up to at the time and how school was going and what not," Bockheim said about his interactions with the coaches from Michigan State.

While attending State's camp this summer, Bockheim said he had a couple of things he wanted to work on besides catching and route running.

"My blocking technique and footwork," he said. "I could work on my routes too, and [my] hands can always improve.

"I would like all the work I can get."

While at the camp, Bockheim will bring his best as he states.

"Well, I'm just going to perform at my highest level and see what they have to say and see how things play out," he said.

While at the camp Bockheim would like to talk to Dantonio as well as other coaches he could be working with if he choses to go to State.

"[I would like to talk about] my opportunities that I could have and what they have in store for me probably," he said about a potential conversation with the coaches.

Between now and the start of Michigan State's camp Bockheim will be working on his fundamentals in preparation for an opportunity.

"[I will] just work on my game and be the best I can, so I can perform to my best there."


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