As GoSpartans.net first reported on January 1st, Hyde made it a foregone conclusion that if the Spartans would offer, he would accept. That became a reality, as he accepted a scholarship to MSU on Sunday. GoSpartans.net caught up with Marcus Sunday night and get his feeling's on the commitment.
So Marcus, why did you commit to MSU? "I just really like it over there," said Hyde. "I really like the people and coaches there, and I got a chance to meet the players and I felt it was the place to be."
So what did you do on the trip to East Lansing? "I took a tour of the place and really like it, I really enjoyed getting to know what was there," responded Hyde.
Any players in particular chat with you? "Otis Wiley was my host, and he told me if I got the chance to come here it was a nice place to be."
"I have been there before for games this year with Michigan and Penn State, and on the road against Ohio State. I got to walk around at halftime of game's and got to know the place, and liked it even back then."
So did the coaches at MSU give you a little more insight on where you might play? "They like me as a defensive back, but are going to look at me at wide receiver as well," said Hyde.
So is mom and the family happy? "Mom is very happy."
Any particular players that you look up to? "I've always looked up to Richard Newsome (former Fostoria and MSU star), he is my cousins uncle, so he is part of the family."
So have you had a chance to tell Richard about your decision? "Not yet, he is taking care of business, but he'll be happy," added Hyde.
Spartan fans will remember Newsome as a player with great hip swivel, with the ability to diagnose plays quickly and decisively. Newsome was a smart player who didn't get fooled by pump fakes and reacted quickly to the ball.
Marcus is the same kind of player that plays with a lot of intelligence and good quickness. Playing quarterback for Fostoria, he passed for over 1,100 yards with 13 touchdowns via the air, and ran for 915 yards with eleven scores on the ground.
MSU fans will almost notice the strength numbers. At his size, he can run a 4.5 forty, and can bench 325-pounds, but also has an amazing 38-inch vertical jump, indicating good explosiveness.
For more on Marcus, you can read the previous article here: http://michiganstate.scout.com/2/484120.html