Alma LB Kyle Lark Talks MSU

Alma produced a FBS prospect last season in quarterback Adam Follett and it appears that they'll produce another one in linebacker Kyle Lark.

ALMA, MI - Alma produced a FBS prospect last season in quarterback Adam Follett and it appears that they'll produce another one in linebacker Kyle Lark.

Lark recently attended junior days at Northwestern and was returning from a junior day at Purdue when GSN caught up with him to gauge his interest in attending Michigan State.

"Yes, I'm hearing from Michigan State. They've been in contact with me. I was supposed to go to their junior day last week, but5 I had already scheduled one with Northwestern.

They were going to have one on Sunday, but that got cancelled, so they still say they're going to take a look at my film and Coach Warner, who's my recruiting coordinator liked my film, but he's got to pass it down to the linebackers coach (Mike Tressel)."

But when we talked to Lark today, there he was sitting right behind the Michigan State bench for today's MSU v. Indiana contest, so we immediately ended the conversation so as not to interfere with the precedings.

Lark, who watched his teammate Follett and accompanied him on a few of his visits admitted that he was happy that colleges were interested in him.

"Yeah it feels good," he said. "I got to go along with Adam and to experience this with him, so I kind of know what's expected. He kind of showed me the ropes and how to handle some stuff," Lark said of Follett who signed on to play with Indiana.

"I'm 6-foot-2, 220-pounds," Lark wanted to emphasize about his size. He said he wanted to make sure he was listed properly because he didn't want to mislead any prospective colleges on his size. He has been listed at 6-foot-3, 225-pounds.

Lark talked a little bit about his skillset. "We run a 4-2 defense so I'm kind of in the middle. I definitely chase down guys and get to cover. I just have to make plays so I'm kind of all over the place. There's a lot of responsibility. You have to fill the gap, you've got to make plays, so it's fun and I like it."

Lark said he tries to pattern his game after All-Pro Chicago middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. "I love the way Urlacher plays. It's just ridiculous how he can fill the gaps and its huge being able to drop back in coverage. That's really big now."

He laughed when thinking about the way Urlacher made the transition between the safety position and the linebacker position at New Mexico. Does Lark want to try his hand in the secondary to beef up his cover skills?

"I'll probably stay at linebacker," he laughed, "but maybe during the summer at some of the 7-on-7 drills I may get back there just for fun."

GSN will keep an eye on one of the top linebacker prospects in the state of Michigan as his recruitment progresses.

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