Dave Berk - Spartan Digest

Ohio junior linebacker Brian Asamoah left Michigan State feeling loved by the Spartans coaching staff.

As one of Ohio’s top prospects in the 2018 recruiting class, Brian Asamoah had high interest in Michigan State. That interest got even bigger following his weekend visit to campus for the Spartans battle with Northwestern.

Early in October, Spartan Nation spoke with Columbus (Ohio) DeSales junior linebacker Brian Asamoah about his interest in the Michigan State Spartans.

Saturday, Asamoah made the trip to East Lansing to get a firsthand look at what the Spartans have to offer.

“I loved the trip to Michigan State.  In fact, everybody loved it,” said Asamoah.  “I didn’t really get to see all of the facilities until after the game, but I can imagine how things could be if I was there.”

Leading the way for the Spartans is co-defensive coordinator Mike Tressel along with a couple of the Spartans recruiting support staff.

“I talked with Coach Tressel, Coach (Jairus) Jones and Coach (Curtis) Blackwell,” he continued.  “Coach Jones was the person that guided me around as well as Coach Blackwell.

Coach Tressel said the coaches are really looking hard at me because they like my size and ability on the field.  He also said he’d be watching my film this week.”

What would an offer mean to Asamoah?

“It would be huge to get an offer from Michigan State as it’s a Big Ten offer,” he said.

Asamoah left feeling the Spartans coaching staff went out of their way to make him feel welcomed and despite the loss, feels he could be a key player in the future.

“Michigan State treated me with so much love,” he said.  “They had like over a hundred recruits and the coaches singled me out and brought me through the line.  So I felt really welcomed there.

“I can see that they have some players that will be leaving in the future and I feel I could help them become an even better team.”

Spartan Nation will continue to follow Asamoah and the interest the Spartan coaching staff shows in the 6-foot-1, 200-pound linebacker/running back.


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