Reid Fragel got an insider's perspective of Michigan State on his visit last Saturday from someone who knows the campus well — his father, Spartan alum Mark Fragel, Sr.
With his dad, the 6-foot-7, 255-pound tight end from Gross Point South High School met with members of the Spartan coaching staff, toured the football facilities and attended Michigan State's basketball beat down of Iowa.
"It was a really good experience," said the younger Fragel. "The crowd was great and it was good to see Coach Izzo get his 300 win."
During his visit with the coaching staff, possible future gridiron positions were discussed. Fragel is being primarily recruited as a tight end but also shows potential as a defensive end or offensive tackle.
"(Running Backs) Coach (Dan) Enos thinks I can play defensive end," he said. "I will play wherever the coaching staff thinks I can help the team win a national title."
He also discussed a scholarship offer with the head coach. "I'm hoping to get an offer from them real soon," Fragel said. "(Coach Dantonio) said he didn't want to rush it like other coaching staffs and it is more of a personal experience."
All in all, Fragel is happy with what he sees from the Spartans. "I really like the coaching staff. They have a big future ahead of them," he said. "I like everything — the coaching staff and student body are great."
After the trip to East Lansing, Fragel attended Notre Dame's Junior Day on Sunday and hopes to visit both Michigan and Penn State in the near future. The Spartans are currently in his top four, which also includes Iowa, Notre Dame and Michigan.
Fragel has not set a timetable for a decision, however he also doesn't want to drag out the process and hopes to know where he is going to college before next fall.
"I'm going to commit," he said, "when I feel comfortable with a school."
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