Kareem takes in MSU, stops at UM

Farmington Hills Harrison sophomore defensive end talks visits to a pair of in-state powers that he visited last week.

Farmington Hills Harrison is one of the most successful programs in Michigan high school football. It also is pretty great at putting players into the next level as the Hawks have put players in major Division 1 schools and both Michigan State and Michigan have players from Harrison.

The next big name might be 2016 defensive end Khalid Kareem, who visited both schools last week.

He started off with Michigan State on Tuesday as he saw a spring practice.

"It was a great experience going out there and seeing the practice and how they do it all," he said.

The highlight for him was taking part in the defensive line meeting and watching film with the players.

"They were really cool, so it was great to sit down with them and feel like a part of the team," he said. "I learned techniques and how I can better get through the offensive line from sitting in that class room with them."

It was his second visit to East Lansing after taking in the Spartans' win against South Florida in early September. But it wasn't the only time he watched the Spartans during the season. From watching, he saw how he could fit into the MSU defense.

"With my game personally, I fit well into their defense," he said. "I could attach really well to it and fit right in."

On Saturday, Kareem headed to Ann Arbor to take in the Michigan spring game. It was his first visit to Ann Arbor and his first time seeing The Big House.

"It was alright," he said with a laugh.

He said the visit was great and it was a good first visit to Michigan.

"I sat down and watched the spring practice and got a chance to meet the coaches after the game and meet the players," he said.

Kareem is planning a visit to Ball State on Friday. He plans on camping at Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State, as well as Sound Mind Sound Body.

So he has been hard at work getting ready for the spring and summer.

"I have been working on getting bigger, strong, faster and going to camps and working on my hands," he said. "I'm just trying to get better."


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