Sokol Ready for Campus Return

Since making his commitment to Michigan State in May, Matt Sokol has been looking forward to returning to campus and building more bonds with his future coaches and teammates.

On Friday future Michigan State tight end Matt Sokol took part in the Sound Mind Sound Body camp getting a chance to work out in front of his future coaches.

Sokol talked about his day.

"I thought it was a great day," said Sokol. "We have been here since 7 a.m. and heard a lot of great speakers and learned a lot about the NCAA and playing football.

With a record number of campers, Sokol knew reps could be hard to come by.

"When you finally get to come out here and play a little bit you see there are a lot of guys," said Sokol. "It's hard to get reps but you have to make the best of the reps you get."

Did the future Spartan get a chance to catch up with his future head coach?

"I briefly got a chance to talk with Coach (Mark) Dantonio and Coach (Brad) Salem," said Sokol. "I got a chance to shake hands with them also. I don't know how much they saw of me, but I'll be there for camp on Sunday. I hope they saw me."

With his return to campus, Sokol has plans to do more than run and catch a few passes.

"I'm really excited to get up there and handout with the coaches," said Sokol. "I'm going to participate and I'm ready to play as I think I'm going to get a lot of good reps while I'm there. But I'll also get a chance to meet the other commits that have chosen Michigan State, so I'm real excited to meet them."

How has life been for Sokol since making it public he intends to become a Spartan?

"Life has been very exciting in the community and for my family," explained Sokol. "And it's just a big honor.

"Since my commitment, I've been focused on staying healthy but at the same time I know I have a senior year to play. We have a lot of team goals in our high school set and so once the commitment was out of the way it was kind of a relief to be able to buckle down and concentrate on my senior season.


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