Michigan State (MSU) has extended another offer to an in-state 2018 recruit. Last week, Detroit, Michigan junior athlete, Elijah Collins, received an offer from the Spartans. His offer from MSU marked his second from the Big Ten, joining Iowa, Iowa State, Syracuse, and others in offering the 6'2", 195 pound athlete. He spoke with Spartan Nation shortly after.
On January 27th, Coach Mark Dantonio and Coach Dave Warner stopped by Detroit Jesuit High School to meet with Elijah. "I met with Coach Warner, who I am familiar with, and Coach Dantonio at my school and Coach Dantonio told my coach I had an offer. He hung around to watch some of my practice." He went on to discuss the meaning of his offer, saying, "It means a lot it's my second big ten offer and it's from a program that's very close to home."
One advantage MSU holds in his recruitment, is that Elijah has been a Michigan State football fan for his whole life. He went on to explain, "I am extremely excited. MSU is a school I've watched play my entire life." The three-star athlete has been to Michigan State a handful of times, and is now very familiar with what the Spartans have to offer. "One thing I like about MSU is that they have a great coaching staff," he said.
Spartan fans may recognize Detroit Jesuit High School, as the Spartans' basketball team is receiving valuable playing time from freshman point guard Cassius Winston, a 2016 Detroit Jesuit graduate. On January 29th, Elijah saw his ex-classmate and the Spartans take on the Wolverines in basketball at a Spartan Elite recruiting day. “I just took a recent visit [to MSU] not to long ago and it was great. I plan to visit Iowa state, Michigan and Ohio State soon,” Elijah explained.
Scout lists Elijah Collins as a three-star running back. He was offered by MSU as an athlete with the ability to play linebacker as well. Spartan Nation will follow the three-star athlete as takes winter and spring visits, and ultimately nears a decision.