"It's crazy. (Football recruiting) came from out of nowhere. … (My coach) showed me a stack of letters — Michigan State, Illinois, all these Big Tens … I hadn't really thought about football, really until a couple of months ago. Now it's like, wow, I just went to visit Michigan State." – Matt Balkema
LANSING – Matt Balkema has a good problem. That's the way he describes his recruiting dilemma: football or basketball? The 6-foot-10 offensive tackle and center/power forward from Warren Cousino has been recently attracting the eyes of Michigan State and many other Big Ten programs for his capabilities on the gridiron. But is his first love basketball?
Listen to Balkema tell it in his own words at the recent Motown Showdown AAU Tournament in Lansing, where he made the All-Tournament team and helped his Michigan Mustangs win the championship.