Henry "really interested" in Michigan State

Top QB from Westlake (Calif.) High visited MSU on Saturday, landed an offer two days later. He talks his level of interest in Michigan State and why he was excited about the offer.

Since winning the Rose Bowl, Michigan State has been expanding its recruiting footprint west and that continued when it extended an offer to quarterback Malik Henry.

The five-star from Westlake (Calif.) High called it an honor to pick up an offer from Michigan State after quarterbacks coach Brad Salem talked with him Tuesday.

"It's an honor getting an offer from Michigan State, knowing that they don't really recruit kids from the West Coast," he said. "I made it a point to (Salem) that I'm really interested. I'm just glad they offered me.

"They are Rose Bowl champs and they definitely are in my top (schools) right now. Hopefully, I can come back out here and see a game sometime."

Henry pointed to Salem as what has him interested in the Spartans.

"The offense and how Coach Salem runs the offense and his playcalls and how they treat their kids," he said.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound QB had visited Michigan State on Saturday following the two-day Sound Mind Sound Body camp, but the offer did not come until Tuesday as he still was working through a Midwest swing that includes Michigan, Ohio State and Notre Dame.

"Coach Salem called me and said everybody had reviewed my film and they liked everything they saw," Henry said. "They saw me throw at Sound Mind Sound Body and he just said he loves my game and how I carry myself and that I'm great to be around."

He said the visit to East Lansing was great and he was shown around the whole school.

"I loved the campus," he said. "It was really spaced out and all the facilities and all the classrooms and buildings are really nice. I got to see the new locker room in the stadium. That's going to be beautiful once they get done with it.

"I just liked the area. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere, so there are no distractions."

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