Hoying Visits Spartans

Michigan State continues to work Ohio looking for prospects that others may overlook. Tuesday, small school standout Brody Hoying visited the Spartans.

Over the years the Midwest Athletic Conference has earned the reputation of being the toughest small school conference in America for a good reason. With schools like St. Henry, Versailles, Marion Local, Delphos St. John's and Coldwater, the conference has won 31 state titles in football and countless others in other sports.

One reason for this dominance has been a steady stream of talented players capable of taking their game to the next level, including some from the same family tree.

Coldwater athlete Brody Hoying is looking to follow several in his family and become the next Midwest Athletic Conference standout to make the move to a Division One college program.

"I'm first cousins with Bobby and Tom Hoying and also with Adam and Ross Homan," explained Hoying who visited Michigan State on Tuesday. "It was a good trip and it went well at Michigan State today.

"I talked with Coach (Mike) Tressel, Coach (Harlon) Barnett and also Coach (Mark) Dantonio.

"I really liked everything about it and the coaches made me feel very welcomed."

What stood out for the state champion quarterback?

"The practice facilities and the equipment were great," he said. "Everything was just really cool about the trip and it was cool to watch them practice as they got after it."

While Hoying knows a return trip to East Lansing to camp with the Spartans will be needed, he's excited about the chance to prove he belongs.

"Michigan State is recruiting me as a safety," he continued. "I'm going to their camp in June and that is where I'll need to earn my offer. Anywhere a team needs me; I'm willing to play as I have the ability to play offense or defense."

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