One of Michigan State’s promising young players is defensive back Vayante Copeland out of Dayton, Ohio. Copeland came up with a big with an impressive interception against Indiana last weekend and the Gem City native could soon see another Miami Valley prep player consider continuing his career at Michigan State as Dayton Belmont junior Jadon Furlow continues to turn heads in his first year of football. With Furlow having the same head coach as Copeland did he's already heard great things about Mark Dantonio and his staff.
This past summer the Spartans got a chance to see Furlow in action when they attended the Midwest Gridiron Showcase in Huber Heights, Ohio in June. Now, they’ve invited the 6-foot-1, 175-pound defensive back up for a game.
“I’m excited to get up to Michigan State and see one of the top college programs play,” said Furlow. “Michigan State is a great school for me to have interest in as they have the major I’m interested in (computer technology) and they are a really good school for that.”
As we’ve reported before about Furlow. He’s never played football until this season after classmates and the coaches at Belmont encouraged him to add the gridiron to the other two sports he plays, baseball and basketball.
One thing Furlow does know is an offer from the Spartans is one to be coveted.
“To get an offer from Michigan State would be one of the biggest things that has ever happened in my life,” he said. “I would be elated if I got an offer from them. I’ve watched Vayante and some of their games and see that I would be able to learn to play like they do and learn their scheme and become a great player.
“When looking into their program I noticed how they make their players become great players. That is something I want to be one day. A great player.
We’ll catch up with Furlow following his visit to East Lansing this weekend.