Detroit CB Working to Show MSU he Belongs

Sturges came up for the Eastern Michigan game, plans on coming back for another Spartan Stadium match-up, and is working on and off the field to earn a Michigan State scholarship offer.

William Sturges is working to show he belongs at Michigan State.

The senior defensive back and wide receiver from Detroit Southeastern feels at home in East Lansing and says it would be a dream come true if he could join former teammates Fred Smith and Charles Burrell in the Green & White.

"Michigan State would be a great school to go to," Sturges says. "It's like you're at home, you know what I'm saying? It's a great atmosphere, the team is great, the coaching staff is great and you feel at home when you're up there."

Sturges visited his old teammates and sat in Spartan Stadium recently to see MSU beat up on Eastern Michigan. Spartan coach Dan Enos is leading the recruitment of Sturges, who projects as a cornerback at the next level, although his athleticism should give teams flexibility.

"He's (Enos) a great guy," Sturges says. "He easy to relate to."

Sturges will take his ACT next month and coaches tell him they want to see those results before scholarship talk progresses. Sturges is hard at work preparing for the test, and although he's understandably nervous, he's confident he'll do well.

In addition to his primary two positions, Sturges is Southeastern's backup quarterback and says he enjoys being utilized on offense and defense. Defense can be a drag, he says, with teams avoiding his side of the field, but he gets to highlight his skills a little more on offense.

"This past week I had three receiving touchdown" out of five catches total for 151 yards, Sturges says.

Michigan and Central Michigan are also hot after Sturges, in addition to Toledo and Indiana. He'll make trips to see interested schools as he can, but next week he'll be in East Lansing again to see the Spartans take on Notre Dame.

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