The month of April has been a huge month in terms of recruiting for 2018 unranked Atlanta, Georgia defensive back Tyrese Ross. He has seen his total number of scholarships rise from four to ten, including offers from Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Indiana, Oregon State, and Michigan State. His offer from the Spartans came on April 27th, a day in which he received tree scholarships, and it served as a monumental step in his recruitment. Spartan Nation spoke with Tyrese to talk about the importance of his offer from Michigan State.
On Thursday, Westlake High School was a hot commodity, having a handful of colleges stop by to visit and offer recruits at the school. Michigan State’s wide receiver coach and regional recruiter, Coach Terry Samuel was included in that mix, as he had some news to extend to Tyrese. “Coach Samuel he came up to the school and told me I had a scholarship at Michigan State. It’s a big offer for me,” he said to Spartan Nation.
As a defensive back, it is hard not to notice the elite talent that has been produced at defensive back positions, included Jim Thorpe Award winners, All-Americans, and first round picks. “Michigan State has had and some great defensive backs. I'm very versatile and I have the ability to make plays from many positions on the field. Another key aspect of my game is my aggressiveness.” Tyrese spoke of the appeal of the Spartans defense. “I think I could succeed there,” he added.
Tyrese already has connections to Michigan State. His ex-teammate Tre Person is signed to Michigan State and is looking to potentially see the field this fall. Tre is also serving as an additional recruiter for the Spartans, in hopes of having the previous lockdown combination reunite in East Lansing. He says it's a great program he always tells me he wants me to go there with him. He says we’d be great together there,” Tyrese explained.
It is safe to say Tyrese is a fan of the Spartans. They will be a factor in his recruitment for the long run. Besides the defensive back success and opportunity to play will Tre, Tyrese also believes Michigan State is has a big future in store. “Michigan State is a program that has had a lot of success in the past few years. I think they are on the verge of something even bigger in the upcoming years,” Tyrese described.
The 6’1”, 185 pound safety prospect is planning a busy summer for visits. His offer from Michigan State adds one more definitive stop for the summer trip. “I don’t have a visit [to Michigan State] set up yet, but with the offer I'm adding Michigan State to my list of schools I'm visiting this spring and summer, said Tyrese, “Theres a lot of schools I’m visiting, so just to name a couple, I’ll see Georgia, Auburn, Mississippi state, and Michigan State. I can’t wait to be up in East Lansing.”
Scout does not yet rate Tyrese Ross, however he will remain a top target in the eyes of the Michigan State Spartans coaching staff for the remainder of the 2018 recruiting cycle.