Furbush Talks Upcoming Spartans Visit & More

Spartan Digest caught up with Ohio outside linebacker Noah Furbush about his upcoming visit to Michigan State and other suitors from across the Big Ten.

The recruiting process for Kenton (Ohio) linebacker Noah Furbush started slow before picking up steam when Michigan offered. Others soon followed including Michigan State and the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Furbush knows he's living a dream.

"It's been a dream come true," Furbush said about collecting football scholarship offers. "Every kid dreams of being wanted and playing college football. So it's been a dream come true."

With a planned visit with the Spartans set for next Sunday, Furbush explained why the Spartans are on his visit list.

"Coach (Pat) Narduzzi and Coach (Mike) Tressel are very nice people and spiked my interest in Michigan State," said Furbush. "They are kind of the same thing as Michigan as I could get to play some inside linebacker and possibility play early.

"I'm going up to visit on the 16-th and while I know there is a camp going on I'm just planning on visiting."

As for the other Big Ten programs in pursuit, Furbush had good things to say about each.

"I just visited Purdue and it's a great place to be with a great engineering facility," said Furbush. "They have great coaches and great people and I have nothing but great things to say about them.

"Michigan was also very nice with very good and honest people which are traits that are hard to find sometimes. Michigan is an outstanding program and also part of the Big Ten which is one of the best conferences in college football.

"I've always been an Ohio State fan, so it was definitely an experience to see all that and experience what Ohio State football is all about.

"It's been a privilege to visit all those places."

When Furbush burst upon the recruiting scene with his offer from Michigan, he was caught a bit off guard.

"I was surprised yes," said Furbush. "But at the same time, I was very acceptant of that offer and just felt so blessed to be in that position and very honored and privileged."

Over the past few years kids in Kenton have watched Ben and Maty Mauk go through the recruiting process.

What has Furbush learned from the two brothers?

"They've been great role models and really showed us at Kenton how to work hard and pursue your dreams," said Furbush.

As for what Furbush is looking for in a school, he's got a few key points to ponder before making a decision.

"I'm looking for three things in a school," Furbush stated. I'm looking for a great academic program where I can get a diploma that will set me up for life after school.

"I'm looking for a place I can call home that has great people, great coaches and a great team atmosphere.

"And lastly, I'm looking for a place that wins because I want to win championships just like we do at Kenton."

Spartan Digest will try and follow up with Noah following his on campus visit.

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