Spartans Gave Bowers that Feeling

Saturday's news of Ohio defensive end Robert Bowers giving his pledge to Michigan State should not have been a surprise to many. Bowers headed to East Lansing knowing the Spartans program just felt right.

Saturday was a big day for Michigan State as they got the defensive end they were looking for in the 2014 recruiting class with the pledge of Columbus (Ohio) Walnut Ridge product Robert Bowers.

Why did Bowers choose Saturday as the day to end his recruitment?

"I came up here and just love it," said Bowers. "I love the coaches and feel like this is home. I've been to a couple of other schools, but there is no place like Michigan State."

For Bowers the Spartans received some stiff competition for his services but had some help from the outside as well.

"I was looking at Purdue, Louisville, West Virginia, Cincinnati and Pitt," he said. "But it was nice having guys like Chris Frey working to get me to Michigan State."

As for his future on the field, Bowers fully understands what Pat Narduzzi wants from him.

"They're going to have me at the rush defensive end position," he explained. "I'm big, fast, and players have problems putting their hands on me. Right now I'm 6-foot-6, 215-pounds and know I'm going to get bigger."

One thing Bowers made sure to do when speaking with Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio, was to express his desire to wear the Green & White.

"I told Coach Dantonio straight up that I love Michigan State," said Bowers. "I told him I would love to come here and work hard and earn a spot. I also said to him, I had been to a lot of schools and didn't feel comfortable at them. But every time I came to Michigan State, there was a lot of love and I felt comfortable with how the coaches reached out to you."

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