You can add Spring Lake High School standout Chad Setterbo to the list of high school juniors visiting East Lansing this weekend.
Setterbo started every game at outside linebacker last season. He recorded an astounding 29 tackles for a loss and a total of 79 on the season.
If he's lucky enough to play for Michigan State, Setterbo should have no problem learning what it takes to be a Spartan: his brother Adam currently plays fullback for the Green and White.
This weekend will be Setterbo's first opportunity to visit Michigan State and meet with the coaching staff. But the 6-foot-3, 200-pound athlete is already planning to camp with the Spartans later this summer.
"I like the coaches a lot," he says. "Coach (Mark) Dantonio has really turned the program around. . . . He has a really good team feel, he has everyone working toward a goal."
Along with the Spartans, Setterbo has been hearing from big time programs in big time conferences, including Florida State, Syracuse, Illinois, and Indiana. He has already had the chance to visit Northwestern for their Junior Day and plans to camp at Cincinnati over the summer.
"Everyone is pretty equal," he says of the teams that are vying for his gridiron services. "But if I had a top five it would be mostly Big Ten schools," then adds, "Michigan State would definitely be there."
Despite all of the interest, Setterbo is still without a Division 1 offer but he expects that to change in the near future with some road trips.
"I haven't had a chance to visit many schools yet," he says. "I think the offers will come during camps once I get a chance to show them what I can do."
For now, Setterbo will continue to visit schools and prepare for his senior season at Spring Hills.
Stay tuned with GSN for updates on Setterbo and other weekend visitors.
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