Michigan State has been hitting the state of Texas with more success than in recent years.
With three commits in the 2015 class, the Spartans are looking to continue finding talent and bringing it to East Lansing. This week, the Spartans offered 2016 defensive end Isaiah Chambers.
“Coach (Terry) Samuel came by today and he just told me that he wanted to offer me and he really liked how I played and he wants to build a relationship with me,” he said.
The Houston MacArthur junior said it was his first time meeting Samuel, while he had met defensive line coach Ron Burton earlier in the year. Because of the limited contact previously, he said it was surprising to get the offer.
“It was kind of shocking because I hadn’t really talked to them a lot, but it was pretty cool,” Chambers said. “I like their school and I like what they are doing and how they’ve been changing things.”
Being from Texas, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end has not seen a lot of Michigan State play, but he did take in last year’s Rose Bowl.
“I know that they play in the Big Ten,” he said. “I saw them play in the Rose Bowl and I saw that big stop. I realized that was a pretty key moment right there for them and they have been getting some more recruits.
”They just work hard and they swim to the ball.”
Samuel also talked with Chambers about the Spartans’ efforts to recruit Texas, including talking about commit Darrell Stewart, who is from nearby Nimitz High.
“He mentioned that the dude they got from Nimitz High School and how they recruited him,” Chambers said. “We are in the same district and I know him, Darrell Stewart. He was just telling me about him and stuff and how they have a good relationship and stuff. He was basically telling me about recruits from Texas.”