"I'm going to attend West this year," said Khoury. "They've been in the weight room working from the time I went over there. There just seems to be more of a winning attitude and they seem to be more serious about football than at Central," he said.
Khoury's father, Vince, told the Traverse City Record-Eagle "We felt the coaching staff at Central didn't know how to promote football players to colleges and help kids move to the next level. The first day he was (at West), they were making contacts for us."
Khoury reports that he has received interest from several schools and has a few that he likes.
"I would say Michigan State, Duke, Michigan, and Central Michigan," reported Khoury who said, while he doesn't have any offers yet, he intends to do a lot of camps this fall to despel some questions about him.
"Some coaches were concerned about my competitiveness after we went 0-9 last season (at Traverse City Central). But after I attended some camps, they could see that I'm a tough competitor and a hard worker." said Khoury.
Still he mentions he wants to try to improve his speed and footwork which is something he realizes will be important, especially if he lands in the Big Ten.
"The difference I notice between the Big Ten and ACC vs. the MAC is the speed difference. Those guys are very fast so you have to be ready for that. Also, you may not get to play as soon in the Big Ten as opposed to the MAC, even though there are a few guys who were able to do it and start as freshmen," noted the 6-foot-5 and now 282-pound guard.
While he was mentioned in connection with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, he said the departure of the coach who was recruiting him has caused the Irish to fall off. "I haven't heard from them much lately," he reports.
He has heard from coach Mike Tressel of Michigan State and he the reports are good. Khoury says he'll be among those players camping at MSU on June 9th and he says it won't be his last camp.
He mentioned he'll be doing his homework and would investigate camps at Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin and Penn State. He says he feels he needs the exposure to lift himself up in the eyes of collegiate coaches.
GoSpartans.net will continue to follow Khoury on his journey as he moves to a new team and perhaps a bid on the Detroit News and Free Press Dream Team, he was among those listed for honorable mention as a junior.