Bailey High on Spartans

One of Ohio's top prospects in the 2015 recruiting class already has Michigan State high on his list of favorites. Spartan Digest caught up with Markus Bailey about his interest in MSU and what the Spartans have told him.

Always looking for linebackers that can play in space, Michigan State showing interest in Hilliard (Ohio) Davidson junior linebacker Markus Bailey should be no surprise.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound two-way performer continues to improve on the field and has his academics in great order with a reported 4.2 overall GPA and an ACT score of 27 already in the books.

Michigan State has already shown early interest in Bailey and their success on the field has not been missed by the Central Ohio standout.

"Michigan State is a school I've been hearing from a little bit more," said Bailey. "Coach (Mike) Tressel visited school after they beat Ohio State and he invited me to their Junior Day."

The Spartans linebackers coach made a very good first impression with Bailey.

"The first time I met Coach Tressel was my sophomore year," he said. "The way he interacts with recruits is great. He seems like a really laid back and cool guy and when I went to their prospect camp in the summer, I had a really good time as well."

Bailey hopes to return to East Lansing soon to get a better look at what the Spartans have to offer.

"When I was up there I didn't get to see much of campus," explained Bailey. "But I did get to see the football facilities and really liked them. I also like how they are showing interest in me and like Coach Tressel as a person.

"I just want to visit again and get a full tour of the campus and learn more about them."

What would an offer from the Big Ten Champions mean to Bailey?

"An offer from Michigan State would be great," he said. "Michigan State is a school I've grown to like a lot since my recruiting process started."

While it's still early, Bailey has already picked up offers from Northwestern, Boston College, Akron, Bowling Green and Toledo. Michigan State has him on their radar and Spartan Digest will continue to follow their interest in the Ohio native.

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