2016 WR Vance enjoyed feel of first game

Sophomore makes his first visit for a college game and it was to East Lansing. He talks about the visit with SpartanDigest and what he has learned from going against some good cornerbacks in practice at Cass Tech.

Michigan State played host to an impressive group of underclassmen during its win against Youngstown State.

Cass Tech sophomore wide receiver Demetric Vance was among the visitors and it was the first time he had attended a college football game.

"It was a really good feeling just seeing the fans," he said. "Then seeing the team go out there and have fun and play hard then come out with the victory was really cool."

During his visit, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound wideout said he got to talk with some coaches.

"I had a little tour and I met all the coaches personally," he said. "I talked to Mark Dantonio, Coach Salem and Coach Samuel."

Vance said the visit was "a really good experience" and he enjoyed the game because MSU "just ran over that team."

He particularly liked what he saw from the wide receivers.

"I saw them making plays and making really big plays," he said. "I think that you see that and try to put it into your game."

Vance previously visited for ‘Spartan Day' in August, which was put on by Curtis Blackwell, who Vance said is "like an uncle to me."

"I remember seeing the team just bond and seeing them compete every play and make each other better that day," Vance said. "It's like they are always fighting for a spot."

Vance is in his first year starting and the season is going well so far.

"It's just been an adjustment because now I'm starting and playing more so it's a little different," he said.

Fortunately for Vance, who is in his second year on varsity, he has been able to work on his game again a pair of Division 1 cornerbacks in current Michigan corner Jourdan Lewis and Cass Tech Damon Webb, an Ohio State commit.

"I think taking the reps against those guys, they are top flight guys in the country," he said. "If I am working against them in practice, it builds my guy and prepares me for guys in games and I can dominate."

He said he has been hearing from Michigan State and Michigan early, but also likes Louisiana State early.

"It just looks like a winning organization and it looks like the coaches really care about you," he said.


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