Lewerke hosts Dantonio, Salem on Wednesday

Michigan State coaches swing down to Arizona to visit their quarterback commit, who is fresh off playing in the Semper Fi game.

Steaks, pool and basketball.

Those were among the highlights of Michigan State’s in-home visit with quarterback commitment Brian Lewerke on Wednesday night.

Unfortunately for Lewerke, he came up on the losing end of a couple games of pool with head coach Mark Dantonio.

“He beat me twice,” he said. “The first time it was a close game. I had like one ball left and he had four and he blew me out of the water and got four in a row.”

The Phoenix Pinnacle quarterback committed to Michigan State back in April. And after the visit Wednesday with Dantonio and quarterbacks coach Brad Salem, Lewerke is excited to get up to East Lansing to be coached by them.

“We talked about what I would do when I get up there,” Lewerke said. “I think I’m going to get up there like a month early and start lifting early with them. We talked about what I would be doing up there like throwing and lifting and all that.

”And we talked about other recruits that I still need to go after a little bit.”

The 6-foot-3 signal caller is fresh off playing in Semper Fi All-American game in California, which also featured other MSU commits L.J. Scott and Tyriq Thompson.

He said the experience was a lot of fun and it was good to spend time with the other players headed to Michigan State with him.

“Neither of them was on my team, which kinda sucked so I didn’t get to see them too much other than like full team things we did at night,” he said. “It was good to be able to talk with them and learn a little bit from them about what they know about MSU. We exchanged details we all know about MSU.”

On the field, he felt like he gained more understanding of the challenges that lie ahead with transitioning to the college game.

“I learned that the defensive alignment is going to be a lot better than what it will be in high school,” Lewerke said. “I will have to get used to that once I get into college. It was good to be able to learn more from the coaches that they had there. They knew what they were doing.”

In anticipation of heading to Michigan State in the coming months, Lewerke said he has been lifting and throwing.

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