Harrell keeps up hot streak, nabs MSU offer

Fairburn (Ga.) Creekside offensive lineman gets Spartans offer on Sunday, the latest after a big February filled with offers from around the nation.

The past weeks have been very good for Fairburn (Ga.) Creekside's Marquel Harrell.

The offensive guard has seen his offer list continue to grow through the month of February, adding Alabama, Auburn and Florida.

So the one-time Ole Miss commit decided to open things back up.

"I wanted to focus more on my teammates and my academics," he said.

Since that decision, more offers have flowed in, as Wisconsin, Kentucky, Penn State and Purdue.

"It was really exciting," he said. "It was like every time I tweeted a new offer, I got a whole bunch of new followers on Twitter and there are fans from the schools that want you to go and be part of their team."

His most recent offer came from Michigan State on Sunday.

"Their coach (Dave Warner) Facebooked me," Harrell said. "He said they liked me and sent me the schedule for spring practices and wanted me to come up there and said to call him.

"I called him and he offered me a scholarship."

The 6-foot-3, 295-pound recruit said he had met Warner before as he came into Creekside during January. He also said the offer was exciting.

"I know that Michigan State has one of the best defenses in the country," he said. "That's good because as a freshman I would come in and probably be playing on scout team and going against one of the best defensives, that would make me a better offensive lineman."

He also said he tuned in as Michigan State beat Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game in December and liked what he saw from the offense.

"I like how their offense can both run and pass the ball," he said. "That's good because sometimes you face a tough defense that you can't really throw the ball against and you can switch it up to the run game."

So with four Big Ten offers in the past couple weeks, can Harrell see himself possibly playing in that conference?

"It's no problem for me playing anywhere so it's nice with the offers I have," he said.


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