Barrow enjoys meeting coaches at MSU

Tampa (Fla.) Catholic defensive end visited Michigan State this summer and recaps it with SpartanDigest.

When spring football started at Tampa Catholic, Malik Barrow didn’t have any offers.

That changed quickly as the junior defensive end now holds 13 offers, including one from Michigan State that came early.

”Michigan State came down an offered me and (wide receiver) Nate Craig at the same time because me, him and (MSU signee) T.J. Harrell were all in the same lunch,” Barrow said.

The offer left him excited, as he knew the Spartans had a great defense and a great defensive coordinator in Pat Narduzzi.

“Michigan State came and to know they have one of the best defenses and offered me and see me as someone who could play on one of the best defenses, that’s pretty cool,” he said.

The 6-foot-1, 241-pound Barrow decided to visit the Spartans this summer as a result of the offer and the fact that Harrell was committed there.

“They are just a really good school for football and one of my teammates is going up there so I thought I would check it out,” he said. “I wanted to see why he chose it.”

So in June, he spent time in East Lansing, driving up after visiting Ohio State. He met players and coaches, pointing to time spent with Narduzzi and defensive line coach Ron Burton as the highlight.

”The best part was probably meeting the coaches because they were really nice people,” he said. “They were just real coaches and real people – people I could be around for four more years, when I go to college and when I choose.”

Barrow also holds offers from Ohio State, North Carolina, Kentucky and Mississippi State among others.


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