McKee got "good vibes" at Michigan State

Columbus (Ohio) Marion-Franklin linebacker takes a visit to MSU as his decision nears before the end of this month.

With the recruiting process heading toward a decision in the coming weeks, Anthony McKee took a visit to Michigan State on Wednesday.

The Columbus (Ohio) Marion-Franklin linebacker said he thought about committing to the Spartans after talking with former teammate Robert Bowers and linebackers coach Mike Tressel.

”I started to get some good vibes,” he said. “I just decided to wait, come home and think about it one more time.”

The visit Wednesday was good, McKee said, as he took a campus tour and sat it on a linebackers meeting.

As part of it all, he was told more of where the Spartans see him fitting in defensively.

“They see me playing the STAR linebacker position,” he said. “It’s a really good thing cause this year I am actually playing free safety at my high school. …

”It’s going to help because the STAR is more of a hybrid-linebacker type safety.”

He also had the time to talk with Bowers, with whom McKee played at Columbus (Ohio) Walnut Ridge and a current Spartan freshman defensive end.

“He said it’s a big difference from high school,” McKee said. “He said prepare yourself by running, running a lot, before you come and getting in shape. It’s a big up-tempo type practice and it’s a big deal.”

As he looks to make a decision in the coming weeks, McKee said Michigan State remains one of his top schools. As for others, he said he is not sure but he might take other visits.

“I’m just going to see what happens,” he said. “I don’t have anything planned right now.”

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