Q&A with New Spartan David Hedelin

We caught up with new Michigan State offensive line pledge David Hedelin back home in Sweden to get his thoughts on becoming a Spartan.

We caught up with new Michigan State pledge David Hedelin at home in Sweden for the holidays and asked him a few questions about him becoming a Spartan.

SD: You took your official visit to Michigan State for the Indiana game, what sold you on East Lansing and on being a Spartan?

David Hedelin: Very nice team spirit, both in coaches and players. Great football program and beautiful women, very similar to back home.

SD: Who did you tell on the MSU coaching staff you wanted to be a Saprtan and have you had a chance to speak with Mark Dantonio?

David Hedelin: Jim Bollman…. No, I have not talked to him about my commitment yet. But we spoke a few days ago.

SD: What are your thoughts on Coach D?

David Hedelin: Very nice guy, down to earth.

SD: How hard was this decision and what pushed MSU over any other program you considered?

David Hedelin: It was between Oregon State and Michigan State. My heart said Michigan State and it was because of a great football program and good people.

SD: Is there a chance you will enroll early or will you come to MSU in June?

David Hedelin: There is a possibility that I get cleared by the clearinghouse, in that case in January. Otherwise in June as I have a few classes left to get my A.A.

SD: From our understanding you've only played a few years of American football. What do you feel is your strength and what do you feel you need to work on most?

David Hedelin: I have good feet and I'm very fast. I have some work to do in the weight room.

SD: You have three years to play two, do you feel there is a chance you redshirt the first year?

David Hedelin: If the coaches want that I will, it's entirely up to them.

SD: How much of a difference have you found American football as compared to the club football you played back at home?

David Hedelin: The competition is way harder in the States with better organizations. We only practiced three time a week with no film, so the time you need to put in was the biggest difference.

SD: How exciting was the game day experience on your official visit as compared to what you have seen in junior college?

David Hedelin: Its huge, it was my second college game ever seeing live so that was crazy fun.

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