Leaving no rock unturned has become the practice of Mark Dantonio and his coaching staff in recruiting.
Wednesday the Spartans turned over another rock uncovering a name from the past in East Mississippi Community College linebacker Gary McCrae.
“Yes, Michigan State offered me,” said McCrae. “They are a big school and I really want to go up and see what it’s like there. I also like how they run their defense.”
How soon is McCrae looking to visit the Spartans?
“My mom is sending someone to come pick me up so I can leave tomorrow as I’m suppose to go up there this weekend,” he said. “I’ve never been there before so I’m looking forward to checking them out.”
As a big athlete, recruiting coach Dave Warner gave McCrae some insight on how the Spartans could use him on the field.
“The way Coach Warner explained it, they see me at both linebacker and defensive end,” explained McCrae. “I’ve grown since high school and now I’m 6-foot-5 to 6-foot-6 and 250-pounds.”
Along with Michigan State, McCrae is also considering a handful of other schools.
“I’m looking at Miami (Fla.) and still looking at Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee and Clemson,” he said. “I’m in no rush, but I’m looking to make my decision real soon.
What is McCrae hoping to see during his visit?
“I want to see a good atmosphere and if they can make me feel like I’m at home,” he said.
Spartan Digest will check back with McCrae following his visit this weekend.
**UPDATE: Spartan Digest has learned that McCrae will not visit Michigan State now.**