Spartans Like Top TE prospect

Mitch Kessel, a talented TE prospect from Seaholm HS, is a prospect Mark Dantonio and the Spartan staff are watching closely.

Mitch Kessel has been to Michigan State a few times, and the gym rat from Birmingham likes what he sees when he makes the trip.

"I really like it up there," the tight end prospect told GSN yesterday. "I love the campus, love all the coaches."

The Spartan coach charged with recruiting Kessel is Dan Enos.

"I like him a lot," Kessel said. "I think he's a good guy, a good coach."

When it comes to the program as a whole, what stands out about MSU?

"I like how the whole coaching staff is in on the weight program," he said. "I really like that aspect."

Kessel is, quite simply, a monster in the weight room. He bench presses 340-pounds, dead lifts nearly 550 and squats over 500.

"I love working out," he said.

As a tight end, working out will surely help him at the next level in his duties as a run blocker.

"My thing is I love blocking," he said. "And I also love catching, so it's an ideal combo."

Kessel will be in Easy Lansing soon for a senior camp, looking for a scholarship offer. Last year, over 15 kids walked away from MSU's camp evaluations with offers and Kessel would love to be on that list this year.

Nearly all of the Big Ten and MAC schools are showing Kessel interest. Currently, he has an offer from Miami (OH) and Central Michigan.

For now he'll continue to lift weights and run throughout the summer in addition to playing a little pitch and catch.

And if Kessel ends up at Michigan State, where his mom graduated, he's expecting success.

"I think they're going to do good things," he said.

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