Cupp big on Spartans

Leipsic (Ohio) linemen hearing from plenty of schools this month, including Michigan State and he has a visit in mind this fall to see East Lansing.

When the clock turned to September, Gavin Cupp was waiting to see who the first schools to contact him would be.

The Leipsic (Ohio) offensive lineman was not sure if anyone would reach out as soon as college coaches can contact juniors, but he was pleasantly surprised when the wait was just five minutes when Michigan State contacted him.

”It was pretty cool,” he said. “As soon as the rule was up, they were on me.”

The 6-foot-5, 275-pound heard from the Spartans recruiting coordinator Curtis Blackwell and linebackers coach Mike Tressel via Twitter.

“Blackwell said something about they were big on me up in East Lansing and they hope I’m big on them, too, which I am,” Cupp said. “They want to get me up to a game this fall. They invited me to the Nebraska game and that is a game we told them we are going to.”

Cupp said the reason he is big on Michigan State is the way they play the game.

“I just like the attitude of play that they play with,” he said. “They play with a lot of excitement and from what I saw last year, they just bring a lot of excitement and that’s what I really like about them.”

He holds early offers from West Virginia, Bowling Green and Toledo, but the list of schools he is now hearing from is much longer.

“I’ve gotten mail from Ohio State, Florida State, Oregon, Boston College and Ohio,” he said. “On Twitter, I’ve gotten contacted by Ohio State, Michigan State, West Virginia has gotten in contact with me through mail and Twitter.

”Schools have been adding me on Twitter and that’s about it so far.”

While he plans to visit Michigan State this fall, he also hopes to check out Ohio State, West Virginia, Notre Dame and possibly Kentucky.

”We are just going to play it by ear,” he said. “Arkansas invited me to a game, but that’s pretty far so we are going to see on that one. We will see who invites and take it from there.”

But for now, Cupp is just enjoying the process.

“It has been pretty fun getting to hear from some programs I never even thought about before,” he said.


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