Coach Weiner recently sent a highlight tape of star left tackle Rhonne (pronouced: Ronnie) Sanderson to some of the top colleges and the interest was immediate.
Michigan State was able to secure a visit last weekend from a player who Coach Weiner believes will be an outstanding contributor at the next level.
"I think he'll be a big-time Division I level player," said Weiner.
"He's coming in very well-schooled. We have a tremendous offensive line coach named Shaun Love who played at Penn State, was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and played with the Eagles, the XFL and the Bucs. He's an excellent technician so Rhonne is techically sound."
"The great thing about Rhonne going into college is that he's got a lot of upside to him in terms of his strength and size. His brother is about 6-foot-6, 320-pounds and played at South Carolina. Rhonne is about 6-foot-3, 280-pounds is going to get much bigger. Rhonne was able to use his technique as well as his strength and he would never get 'out-leveraged' by someone."
"It was pretty nice compared to all the schools I've been to. I've been to Ball State and Western Kentucky and (Michigan State's) facilities are top notch," said Sanderson of his visit. "I think I can handle that cold weather."
Sanderson talked about how MSU discovered him. "Coach Weiner sent my highlight tape to a some of the top schools in the country and I guess they liked it. They came down here and set up a visit for me. I went up there and they offered me."
Unfortunately for the Spartans, they are not the only school in the mix for Sanderson, today both crosstown rival University of Michigan and hometown Florida State have entered the picture and have arranged for official visits.
Sanderson will visit FSU on January 26 and U-M on Feb, 2nd. After that, he said he won't take any more visits and will make his decision on National Letter of Intent Signing Day.
"Michigan, Michigan State and Florida State are my top three," said Sanderson. In addition, South Carolina, where Sanderson's older brother attended, has asked for an official visit with a possible offer upon arrival.
The competition is fierce for this talented star, stay tuned to GSN for the latest.