Miles Boykin has seen his offer list increase lately, not only in number but also in the number of storied programs in the mix.
"I just didn't think I would be this far and be this type of recruit," he said. "This is very surreal."
"When I went up as a sophomore, I just got to see practice and didn't get to see too much," he said. "(On Thursday), I got to see everything, campus tours, we were in the stadium, we were meeting with Coach (Mark) Dantonio.
"They gave us everything and we got to see everything we wanted."
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound wide receiver had previously seen a practice on his other visit to Michigan State and said it was one of the highlights once again.
"I liked the intensity of practice and the overall feeling of the campus," he said. "We ate lunch in the dorms and everyone seemed pretty nice. It was a great atmosphere."
"They just said it's a great place for you to be," he said. "Connor was saying how you could be there for my last year when I'm a senior."
The relationships he has formed through his recruitment with Michigan State are one of the keys for him – and are among the best relationships with coaching staffs he has, joining Illinois and Notre Dame.
"Definitely with Coach (Terry) Samuel," he said. "That's one of the best relationship I have with a coach period. …
"We talk once a week and we don't even talk about football. We were talking one night while watching the NCAA Tournament, just watching the game and talking about that. It's a great relationship."
So as he plan to hopefully cut his list of schools down to 10 as spring winds down and then five at the end of summer, he thinks Michigan State will be in the mix of schools down to the end.
"Definitely," he said. "I love it up there."