Hogue takes in "electric atmosphere"

New Haven senior wide receiver visited Michigan State after a big win Friday night in which he made a key play late.

New Haven (Ind.) wide receiver Jordan Hogue started off his weekend Friday night with a big 41-35 win against Carroll High School – and in style.

Hogue ran back a punt for 73 yards to break a 35-35 fourth-quarter tie and give New Haven the lead.

"It was a great game," Hogue said. "It was an exciting game. It came down to the wire and our defense pulled through for us in the end and we got the victory."

Hogue helped the defense stand tall with two interceptions and also had a 6-yard touchdown run.

On Saturday, Hogue came to East Lansing to see Michigan State take on Youngstown State and said he liked the electric atmosphere.

"It was fun to finally see them in action in person and see what they can do," Hogue said. "Their offense is starting to click a little now and it was fun to see."

Seeing the wide receivers making plays and moving the ball stood out to the 6-foot, 175-pound senior.

"I was kind of envisioning myself being in their shoes and things like that," he said. "It was just a fun time."

During the visit, he spent time talking with a few MSU coaches and they said they want to come see him play soon.

"I talked to Coach (Dave) Warner, Coach (Terry Samuel) and Coach (Curtis) Blackwell before and after the game a little bit," Hogue said. "We were chatting about the game and my game and they were saying how they want to get to my game next Friday since they're not too far from where I'm playing next Friday."

He has been putting up big numbers in helping New Haven to a 4-0 record, with 19 catches for 398 yards and six receiving touchdowns (nine total).

Hogue has been hearing from a few MAC schools lately in addition to Michigan State, as Ball State, Miami of Ohio and Eastern Michigan have been in contact.

When it comes to Michigan State, Hogue said he is getting the vibe they are showing more interest.

"I'm starting to get that vibe that maybe (an offer) will come soon," Hogue said. "They are just saying stay patient and they're still evaluating everything and my time will come, hopefully."


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