Lapeer East senior linebacker Kyle Rachwal is no stranger to good defense – he has helped lead his team to two shutouts to open the season.
"With the way they fly around and everything," he said. "My high school team, we have two shutouts in our first two games, so we are playing great and everything on defense.
"You go and watch Michigan State and they are doing it on obviously a much higher level and they are killing teams. It's so impressive, why wouldn't I want to go there and play there to be on such a great defense?"
"They seem really interested," he said. "I had a good talk with Coach (Mike) Tressel and Coach (Harlon) Barnett. They want to see my game film and they say that they love how I play hard on defense. I'm a real defensive leader and I play sideline to sideline and how fast I play and how physical I am.
"That's exactly what the Michigan State defense is and that's what they say they like in me. They want to see my film and they are extremely interested still."
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect said he was impressed with the atmosphere, even if it wasn't the biggest game for the Spartans.
"The atmosphere is amazing," he said. "They only played South Florida, so I don't the stadium was packed or anything, but it's a great atmosphere either way."
He will visit East Lansing again next weekend when the Spartans play Youngstown State. He will visit Eastern Michigan the following weekend.
Rachwal also plays tight end for Lapeer East and could be an H-back prospect for the Spartans.
He has 350 yards of total offense, four touchdowns and 30 tackles in two games.