Stevens "tremendously excited" with MSU offer

Indianapolis Decatur Central quarterbacks adds Spartans to his offer list Tuesday and has a visit planned soon. He talks upcoming visit plans and a recent visit to Tennessee.

With a busy visit month on tap, Indianapolis Decatur Central quarterback Tommy Stevens picked up an offer from one of his upcoming destinations.

Michigan State added its name to Stevens' offer list Monday, joining the likes of Iowa, Cincinnati and North Carolina State.

"I was tremendously excited when Coach (Mark) Dantonio told me they were offering me a scholarship," Stevens said. "It's a prestigious program and it's an honor.

With them just coming off the Rose Bowl victory, it's big time, but that Rose Bowl victory doesn't define them either. They've been a very successful football team over the years."

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound junior found out from the Spartans' head coach right after his school day came to an end.

"I talked to Coach (Dave) Warner on the phone and he said Coach Dantonio wanted to speak with me," he said. "I talked to Coach Warner for a little bit then he told me he was going to hang over the phone to Coach Dantonio and I talked to him for a little while. He told me they were going to offer."

He wasn't totally surprised, but he said he wasn't expecting an offer either.

"I wouldn't say that it was expected, but I've had a great deal of contact with Michigan State," he said.

He already planned a visit to Michigan State on March 24 for a spring practice, which he set up with Warner previously.

Stevens also is fresh off a weekend visit to Tennessee, which he said he couldn't called tremendous.

"It was unreal," he said. "It was everything I expected and more. I really couldn't tell you one bad thing about Tennessee."

Next up, Stevens will visit Indiana and then a host of other schools before March ends.

"On the 18th, I plan on visiting Ohio State," he said. "On the 21st, I will be going to the Atlanta Elite 11. On the 22nd, I will be on my way home and will stop at Vanderbilt. On the 24th, I'll be going to Michigan State hopefully. The 28th will probably be Penn State."

With the busy month ahead and lots of driving, Stevens said it's a good thing his mom's job already has her with a cost-efficient vehicle.

"It helps with my mom having a Prius," he said. "She's a home health care nurse, so she does a lot of driving and has a fuel-efficient car. You couldn't imagine me trying to sleep in that thing though man.

"Me and my eight-year-old brother had to try and share the backseat on the trip to Tennessee and me being 6-4 and 200 pounds. It was a fun trip."

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