Michigan State had a big visitor weekend with many of its 2014 commits on campus, but the Spartans also hosted a group of many of the best in-state 2015 recruits, too.
Detroit King linebacker Tyriq Thompson was among the visitors and he took in the game with many of his fellow juniors from the state of Michigan.
"I sat with my parents, Josh Alabi, Mike Weber, Kyonta Stallworth and John Kelly," he said. "It was pretty exciting just hanging out with the guys specifically from my class and just building and starting more relationships."
The visit centered around the MSU-Michigan game on Saturday night, but also gave time to meet with the staff and hear from a motivational speaker about setting up success while in college.
"We met with all the coaches and things like that," he said. "We went to a meeting room and they had (motivational speaker) Eric Thomas come speak to us for a bit then we headed to the game."
Seated in the back of the Izzone, Thompson took in the electric environment Breslin Center posted for the in-state rivalry game.
"They were getting real crazy," he said, confessing he jumped and yelled a little bit with the MSU student section.
With the MSU loss, though, the junior did take a little teasing from his father, Clarence, a former Michigan football player.
"It went pretty smooth," he said. "He was just pretty much enjoying the game. He still had little stuff to say after the game. … He was teasing a little bit."
The Wolverines recently offered Thompson and he said he plans to take a visit to Ann Arbor for spring ball.
"I'm planning to get out to check out a few places for spring practices and things like that," he said.