The early part of spring was well spent by Cincinnati Colerain defensive back Amir Riep as he visited schools in the South and Midwest. One of his last visits was with the Michigan State Spartans, a team Riep has high on his list.
“The trips to Michigan State seem to get shorter and shorter each time I go up,” said Riep. “I didn’t really see anything new, but I liked how they mixed things up for the spring game with the draft. I have a great time every time I go up there.”
Riep also got some quality time with Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio during his visit and the following week.
“I spent a little bit of time with Coach Dantonio talking about different things,” he said. “He said he was going to come to school and he came down last week. He said they are going to continue recruiting me hard and that they are still there and are not going anywhere.”
With the atmosphere more relaxed, Riep also got a closer look at the play of the Spartans secondary.
“I saw they had their defensive backs all playing man,” he said. “That is what I prefer to play.”
As for when his recruitment might end Riep is still looking at a possible summer commitment but is hoping to start shorting his list of schools of interest.
“I’m getting close to getting this all put away and just focus on the team,” he said. “This weekend, I’m going to sit down with my family and start chopping things down as to what I’m going to do.”