Michigan State and one of Ohio's top 2018 offensive linemen are starting to connect with each other.

One of Ohio’s top prospects in the 2018 recruiting class is Sciotoville Portsmouth East offensive lineman Blaine Scott. With twenty scholarships already by his name, Scott is looking to add one from Michigan State. Spartan Digest caught up with Scott about the latest between him and the Spartans.

Things have been busy for Class of 2018 offensive lineman Blaine Scott as he’s added offers from the likes of Miami, Louisville, Purdue and Indiana along with others in May.

One program that has not offered the 6-foot-5, 295-pound lineman is the Michigan State Spartans.  A program Scott has visited twice in the past year.

Over the past two weeks the Spartans have done their work in checking out Scott with stops at his schools.

“Coach (Mark) Staten came to school last Thursday,” said Scott.  “He was in the head coaches room and he had a good conversation with my coach.  He stayed around for a while and seemed to have a good time.

“He told me how he doesn’t like to offer 2018 offensive linemen early, but he said I had nothing to worry about as I’m one of the top kids on their board.  So he said he’d like to see me at a camp or on campus for a visit.  I’m sure he’d like me to camp and right now I’m planning on attending their big man camp in June.  

“We didn’t really get to talk when he was at school because of NCAA rules, but he said they would love to get me on campus and from the way he talked, an offer could be coming once I go up there.”

The Spartans didn’t rest with one visit for Scott.

“Coach (Mark) Snyder stopped by this week,” explained Scott.  “We found out he’s from this area and that he was staying in the area with some in-laws.  So he stopped by school too.”

Scott got an early taste of what Spartans football is all about this past season as he visited for two games.

“I went up for the Oregon game and the Penn State game,” he said.  “I saw the great atmosphere around their program as they have great fan support and the team plays tough, hard physical Big Ten Football.  It was an experience to go and see 80,000 fans scream Go Green! Go White!

“So I can’t wait to go back up there and talk with Coach (Mark) Dantonio a little bit as he seems like a real class act person.”

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