Brazile Set for Return

Sunday was to be the day Landon Brazile showed Michigan State the skills needed to earn an offer. Spartan Digest caught up with the Dayton, Ohio native to learn more about his visit and future plans.

The journey being taken by Dayton (Ohio) Thurgood Marshall defensive end Landon Brazile will be one of the more unique recruiting stories in Ohio for the 2014 class.

Sunday, Brazile traveled with teammate Vayante Copeland to Michigan State and watched as Copeland pledged to the Spartans.

While the original plan was for Brazile to participate at camp a slight hip flexor injury forced the 6-foot-6, 225-pound Brazile to sit on the sidelines and watch.

"My hip is feeling better today as I practiced with the team," said Brazile. "I'm planning to go back to Michigan State on Thursday and workout during camp. I took it hard not being able to compete, but at the same time I was able to watch and pick up on a lot of things and learn without actually doing anything.

"So I picked up some things I need to work on before going back up for camp."

Despite the small setback, Brazile did get a chance to learn more about the Spartans and Michigan State University while on his trip.

"I liked the campus and the lady who gave us the tour explained everything," said Brazile. "It is a very nice environment and I also really like the coaches."

Much like his teammate Brazile is impressed with Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio and looking forward to speaking with him again later in the week.

"I talked with Coach Dantonio a little bit when I was there," said Brazile. "But we just talked about my plans for the summer. So I'll get a chance to talk with him more on Thursday. But I also talked with Coach (Ron) Burton and we talked about the things he'll be looking for on Thursday."

No matter the outcome of Thursday, Brazile knows he's got a long way to go.

"I have a long way to go," said Brazile. "I have to stay humble and keep grinding and doing the things I need to do to get batter and pick up even more offers."

Already with a scholarship offer on the table from Ohio, Brazile knows Thursday could be a big day for him. Spartan Digest will check back with Brazile following his camp experience.

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