With seniors and upperclassmen dominating the offensive line at Michigan State this season, recruiting replacements will quickly become a priority for the Spartans.
Brent Kryder, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound tackle from Linden, Mich. has the size and determination to play in the Big Ten—all he needs now is an offer.
While Kryder currently plays tackle and does not expect any serious considerations regarding a move to the defensive side of the pigskin, some coaches have mentioned that Kryder might find a home as an interior lineman at the next level.
"(Some programs) were thinking maybe (a move) to guard on offense, just because they think I could possibly fit better there in college," says Kryder. "A lot of Big Ten schools have been looking at me, of course a lot of division ones right now, showing interest by letters, by calling, texting, stuff like that. Michigan State does set up high up there, mostly because they're close to home, and they're a really nice school," he says.
Kryder made it to Michigan State several times this year, including a trip to one of MSU's football camps. While there he met with O-line coach Dan Roushar and head coach Mark Dantonio. So what did he think about Dantonio?
"He seemed like a really good coach. He seemed like a good guy, he seemed like he definitely wanted to change what's been going on for the past couple of years," Kryder says.
Kryder has been sending out game film for the past year-and-a-half and expects to continue the practice, especially in the first few weeks of this season as he hopes to net his first scholarship offer.
"A lot of schools have been telling me to send them my first couple of game tapes, some real early game film, so they can get a jump start on me," says Kryder.
So what has he been doing to show coaches he would be worth a scholarship investment?
"This summer I've worked really hard on my feet trying to get them quick, because that's what a lot of schools are saying, that I needed to get my feet a lot quicker, so I've been doing that, working real hard at it," Kryder says.
Stay tuned to GSN for more updates on Kryder and other Spartan recruits.
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