Michigan State struck with a wide receiver from Texas in the 2015 class with a commitment from Darrell Stewart (Houston Nimitz) and it just offered a 2016 wide receiver from the Lone Star State earlier this week.
Sachse junior Devin Duvernay, one the nation’s top-ranked wide receivers, picked up the offer from the Spartans when he called defensive line coach Ron Burton.
”He had been wanting to talk me on the phone, so we talked and then he offered me,” Duvernay said.
The 5-foot-10, 178-pound receiver said he does not know much about the program at Michigan State, but was tuned into the Spartans’ 42-41 win against Baylor in the Cotton Bowl.
“I actually was watching the beginning of it then I got busy,” he said. “So I only saw the first quarter and the fourth quarter. It was unexpected. I thought Baylor was going to win it. …
”It was like next think I know I was turning it back on and they were just down a touchdown.”
The Cotton Bowl also gave him the chance to see a possible fit in the Spartans offense.
“It was good because you can always see a spot for a quick, fast guy and a playmaker to come in and do something when you need it,” Duvernay said.
As for Burton, Duvernay said the MSU coach has stopped in to see him multiple times already since last spring.
“He is a good man,” he said. “I like him. I have talked to him a couple times and he is a good guy and he said he will keep in touch.”
He also plans to stop by again, he told Duvernay, and a visit to Michigan State could happen down the road.
“Of course,” he said. “I would try and come up there and see if it is a place for me. it is a possibility.”
Plenty of schools have been making the rounds at Sachse since the dead period ended a few days ago. Duvernay said the likes of Ohio State and Baylor have stopped by with more coming soon.
“It has been a proud moment and overwhelming,” he said. “I wanted to be good and get offers and get looked at, but I never expected it to be this much.”