While Michigan State has yet to offer Brevyn Spann-Ford, a 3-ATH out of the state of Minnesota, his versatility and athleticism has the Spartans interested and could be offering in the near future.
Spann-Ford made the long drive from St. Cloud, Minnesota to East Lansing and was pleased with what he saw and that he had a chance to speak with the Spartans’ coaching staff as well. Spartan Nation caught up with Spann-Ford earlier this month to talk about Michigan State.
“I was really happy with what I saw yesterday,” he said. “It’s a long trip, a 10 hour drive from where I’m from, so it was good to get to talk to some coaches.
“They had really good facilities. The new weight room, they put in new floors and new machines. It was really nice.”
But there are several other Big Ten teams who are keeping an eye on the 6-foot-7, 230 pound tight end as well, including the University of Minnesota, which is just miles from Spann-Ford’s hometown of St. Cloud.
And Spann-Ford is obviously seriously interested in the Golden Gophers and new head coach P.J. Fleck, who he recently met for the first time since Fleck’s hiring.
“I really like the Gophers,” he said. “They have great coaches there, I just met the new staff a couple of months ago at the first junior day, but I really like them so far.”
Another Big Ten school who is interested in the St. Cloud Technical high school tight end is Iowa, who he planned to visit in April and has been in contact with Hawkeye offensive line coach Tim Polasek.
“I visit there in two weeks, I’m going to go down there and check them out and I’ve talked to coach Polasek.”
So far, Spann-Ford hold six offers, including offers from West Virginia and Iowa State and noted that he doesn’t have a timetable for when he plans to make his college decision.
While he will have plenty of offers to choose from, Spann-Ford believes his decision will come down to his physical build and how he fits with a program.
“It’s going to definitely come down to my body,” he said. “Because I could put on a couple of pounds before signing day and become a tight end more than a wide receiver, so we’ll have to see.”
With how versatile of an athlete as Spann-Ford is, he could also be a fit for some schools on the defensive side of the ball, which he is where he’s hoping to see more time this fall in his senior season.
“I haven’t gotten to play defense at all in high school, but I think I’m going to get a chance this year, hopefully, if my coach is alright with it. So we’ll see how that goes.”
Scout rates Spann-Ford as a 3-star recruit and the top ranked tight end out of the state of Minnesota. Stay with Spartan Nation for the latest news on Spann-Ford and the Spartans!