Femi-Cole back in East Lansing

Canadian running back prospects makes his third visit to Michigan State and talks some potential summer camp stops he could make this summer.

Michigan State was the first major school to show interest in Jonathan Femi-Cole and he came back for a third visit last weekend.

The St Andrews College (Ontario) running back said the visit for the spring game was great.

"I got to watch a great spring game," he said. "I didn't get to see much of the coaches because we arrived there a little late, but it was a good day. I talked with Curtis Blackwell a little bit."

Femi-Cole started generating interest from Michigan State when a pair of his former teammates and current Spartans, Michael and Tyler Topolinski, told the coaches they should take a look at his film. The initial interest is what keeps him coming back.

"In the whole recruiting process, they were the first Division 1 school to really show interest and invite me for an unofficial visit and gave me a look," he said. "(The Topolinskis) helped me get in touch and showed the coaches my film so they would get me out there in person."

What it comes down to now for the 6-foot-1, 220-pound running back is the coaches at Michigan State wanting to see him in person.

"They want me to go to their camp on June 14," he said. "They said they really liked my film and want to see how I am in person and if it is what I am in film, like my size and how I really run the ball."

It could turn out that Femi-Cole will spend much of his month of June south of the US-Canada border with the schools that want him to camp.

"I talked to Georgia, they want me to go down to their camp in June," he said. "I have also talked to Clemson a bit and am going to go down to their camp. Arizona State, too. I've got a long list of schools I am trying to hit up this summer."

He currently holds offers from Minnesota, Nevada and Buffalo. Minnesota was the first offer, so he admittedly holds that offer in high regard – but that is not the lone reason.

"It is a sense of family they really bring to the table," Femi-Cole said. "They were the first ones to offer so they will always be high on the list for me.

"When I went out for the visit, I really felt like part of the family. I got along with the players, got along with Coach (Jerry) Kill and my running back coach and it really felt like home with the whole urban feel like how Toronto is, too.

"It felt familiar."


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