When Michigan State coaches venture outside of Michigan recruiting circles, Ohio is next in line.
Ursuline's Dale Peterman is a rising Ohio cornerback prospect who is interested in the Spartans and other Big Ten programs.
"They (MSU) send me mail and they want me to come up there to their practices and spring game and stuff," he says.
The Spartan staff has has an eye on Peterman for some time now.
"I was supposed to go up there for a camp last year, but I missed it because I had to go to AAU practice," he says.
Mason said he flirted with the idea of committing early to South Carolina, who offered him last month (his other offer is from Bowling Green), but that passed and now he looks forward to garnering more offers.
He says South Carolina is on the list of teams that interest him the most, along with, "Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, and I like a couple of down-south teams like Florida State and Miami," he says. All those teams are expressing some interest.
Next on the agenda is attending camps and combines to improve his stock. He plans to attend a National High School All Star Combine next month in Cleveland and will also be at a NIKE camp in Columbus next month as well.
Working out and improving athletic skills is a focus for Peterman as he heads into the summer camp season.
"The ladder (drill), that really helps your footwork," he says, adding that he stays busy nearly everyday with such drills. "We do all sorts of backpedaling — we do everything."
When he's not playing basketball or lifting weights, Peterman takes control of the X-Box and lets loose as Florida, largely because of wide receiver Percy Harvin.
"He's super fast on the video game. He's like a 99," Peterman says. "I just put him in at quarterback and run with him."
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