London sees "brotherhood" at MSU

The 2014 running back from Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas said one thing separated East Lansing from his other official visits, what was it? When is a decision coming for him?

2014 running back Madre London (Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) made his third official visit to a Big Ten school this weekend.

After visiting Nebraska and Wisconsin, he hit his third Big Ten school in Michigan State.

"The visit was good," he said. "My favorite part was the people. They were really fun and very social and very active. I want to play for a school that people go around and talk to you and see how you are doing."

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound back said the fans at MSU separated his visit to East Lansing from other visits.

"The fans up here were crazy," he said. "The atmosphere was unbelievable and there is a lot of tradition there. It's a really strong family there and a great brotherhood."

London also got to see the Spartans run for 238 yards in their 42-28 win against Indiana.

"The running game was good," he said. "They had two good ones. One of them was a bigger back and they just need the speed to go with that big back and I can be that guy and make big plays with them."

London had the chance to talk with most of the coaches during his weekend at MSU and got one-on-one time with coach Mark Dantonio, who London said was straight forward.

"He said there is no pressure on me and I have a scholarship there and all that," London said. "He said that I can be a big factor there. Academics are really strong and he asked me what I look for in a program.

"He was just telling me that that I got ability and the speed and my work ethic to come up there and handle my business as a freshman and he could play me. He's not going to show no favoritism. If you can play, you can play and they are going to let you do what you do to make plays."

The senior running back said it felt really good to hear that from Dantonio.

"It felt good knowing he is one of the best coaches in college football but not even just that, he wasn't just doing that for recruitment, the players told me the same thing," he said. "That's he's a really nice guy and he cares for you. Then if you make plays, you are going to make it. To hear it from him and the players, it just opened my eyes and I felt really good about them."

London was hosted by another Florida product, Spartans wide receiver MacGarrett Kings.

"He's really funny," London said. "I'm from around the same area and it was good having him as my host. He showed me a good time and he wants to me come here so we can run the table and put points on the scoreboard."

London doesn't have any more officials set up yet, but plans to make a decision after taking more.


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