Tranquill Talks Spartans Interest

One of the fast rising prospects in the Midwest is outside linebacker Drue Tranquill. We caught up with Tranquill at the Sound Mind Sound Body Camp about his interest in Michigan State.

The summer of 2013 will soon be remembered as the summer Fort Wayne (IN) Carroll outside linebacker Drue Tranquill exploded upon the football scene.

At just over 6-foot-2, 208-pounds, Tranquill continued to open eyes during the Sound Mind Sound Body Camp.

"It was great opportunity to come out here," said Tranquill. "The camp directors and coaches gave us a chance to come out here and earn ourselves a college scholarship.

One reason Tranquill is a late comer to the college football recruiting world is because of his baseball background. However, that all changed following his Army All-American Coming in San Antonio (TX) early this year.

"I wasn't on the camp circut last year as I was focused on baseball," explained Tranquill. "But I went down to the Army Combine in San Antonio (TX) and got a good vibe. I also got connected with AWP (Athletes With Purpose).

"So I found that passion and started the camp circuit. I had already picked up some offers going into the camp season but some bigger offers are starting to come I think."

One of the many coaching staffs paying attention to Tranquill on Friday was Michigan State.

What does Tranquill think about the Spartans?

"All the coaches and defensive coordinators talked with me including Michigan State," said Tranquill. "They expressed interest in me and it's great to see all the hard work starting to pay off."

What would an offer from the Spartans mean to Tranquill?

"It would be huge," stressed Tranquill. "Michigan State has a great engineering program and their football program has a great tradition. So it would be a thing to get up on campus and see if I mesh with the coaching staff and see if it is somewhere I want to spend four years of my life."

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