Fortener hopes to become a Spartan

Archbishop Alter star Danny Fortener took an official visit to Michigan State over the weekend and came away extremely impressed by the school, the atmosphere and the facilities. He would like to become a Spartan, but there are a few snags. Spartans Insider checked in with Fortener to get his view on the Spartan program.

EAST LANSING - It won't take a whole lot to convince Dayton, Ohio prep star Danny Fortener to commit to the Michigan State Spartans football program, all they have to do is ask.

"I probably will," said Fortener when asked if he would accept an offer from Michigan State. I've always liked [Michigan State]. It was great to be up there. I had a blast and their facilities are just real nice. It was a great time." stated the 6-foot-2, 215-pound wide receiver/defensive back.

So then, what is the holdup in getting him into the fold?

The Spartans are apparently holding the few scholarships they have remaining for some higher profile recruits that they would like to add.

Fortener indicated that two other players who visited this weekend, likely Pompano Beach (FL.) Ely corner Walter McFadden and safety Rodney Etienne, were factors in whether he'd get an offer to join MSU.

"We're waiting on a 'DB' to make his decision. All their receivers [scholarships] were full, so they're recruiting me as a [defensive back]. There's a 'DB' ahead of me and we're waiting for him to make a decision and based on his decision, they'll [decide whether to offer] me a scholarship."

Spartans Insider will keep a close eye on the situation to see if the likeable Dayton, OH star will get his wish and become a scholarship athlete at Michigan State.


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