The offers have been pouring in for 2019 Michigan offensive lineman Spencer Brown in recent months as he’s landed offers from several Power 5 schools and Michigan State became one of the latest to offer Brown earlier this month.
For Brown, the offer from the Spartans was one that he’s long waited for and he was obviously excited to receive considering he’s called Michigan State his dream school in the past. Spartan Nation talked with him about his Michigan State offer.
“It was breathtaking,” he said. “It was crazy, I’m getting blessed by God, my coaching staff, my parents and my support team. It’s just awesome, it’s an unbelievable moment.”
Brown, who received the scholarship when speaking over the phone with offensive line coach Mark Staten, said that he’ll never forget the moment he was officially offered by Michigan State.
“It was crazy, it was like a relief and an excitement,” he said. “I’ve been waiting for that offer for so long and it felt good, because I worked for it and that was the main thing. I was just very happy for myself and I’ll always remember May 3rd.”
So far in the recruiting process, Brown holds offers from Minnesota, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Indiana and Iowa State along with the Spartans and several others.
Brown expressed interest in playing for a Big Ten school, such as Indiana, citing the level of competition the conference offers and feels that the Hoosiers are a program on the rise.
“Great program and they’re coming up in the Big Ten and you can’t beat it,” he said. “Every team in the Big Ten, you’re playing up against the best competition in the nation. Great program, the staff has very down to earth guys, so I like that program.”
Another Big Ten program the 6-foot-6, 270 pound offensive lineman has shown interest in is Minnesota and new head coach P.J. Fleck.
“I like their program too, great education – the same with Indiana – but Minnesota, I like the fact they’ve got coach P.J. Fleck and I think they can turn that program around,” he said. “He’s a great coach that gets the players to play hungry and humble. I think the Big Ten is the best conference or the second best conference in the Power 5, so any of those teams to get offers from is a true blessing.”
Brown, who spent the previous two years at Walled Lake Northern before transferring to Walled Lake Western, played along the defensive line in his freshman and sophomore seasons, but is now turning his attention to playing on the offensive line, where he is being recruited by the Spartans.
When it comes to making the transition to playing offensive line after proving to be a disrupter as a defensive lineman so far in his high school career is something that Brown continues to put work in and has done with his coaching staff at Walled Lake Western.
“Coach (Mike) Zdebski has me doing O-Line stuff every day, helping me get my bend and my flexibility to the next level,” he said. “He’s helping me a lot, my offensive line coach is helping me a lot, we just go through it step by step, it’s a big process.”
Despite being a fan of the Spartans and calling Michigan State his dream school, Brown said he’s still intent on weighing all of his options throughout the recruiting process and will choose the school he feels is the best fit for him.
“The Spartans, they’ll always have a place in my heart, it’s an in-state school, so they’ll always be there” he said. “It’s not necessarily like I got my number one dream school and they’re my number one choice, I’m not going to put all of my eggs in one basket. But my opportunity is going to keep them open, but I’m looking for the best opportunity for me and put me in the right position for me to go.”
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