It has been a busy summer for Khalid Kareem as he has hit the camp circuit for the first time.
"It has been a really good experience," he said. "It has taught me a lot and what college coaches are looking for and how college players actually are, how intense the practices are and what is expected."
At Michigan State, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Kareem said he liked getting the chance to work out with defensive line coach Ron Burton.
"I like how aggressive Coach Burton is," he said. "He really knows what he is talking about and he is a great coach overall. He wants the best for his players."
He also had the chance to work up close with Spartans defensive end Shilique Calhoun, which he found beneficial.
"He just taught me a bunch of stuff that he uses in a game and gave me a new perspective from a player standpoint instead of a coaches and what players actually do," he said.
The feedback, just as it was at Michigan and Ohio State, was come back for visits this fall.
"Coach Burton wants me to come back for a home game this season and I got a chance to talk with Coach Dantonio and he said he watched me and I performed really good," Kareem said. "That was really good to hear from him."
And as he moves into next fall and eyes those visits, he is happily applying the knowledge he gained this summer at camps to his skill set.
"I already am applying some of it now," he said. "I learned new moves and I am starting to use them more, so I am using more complex techniques."