Henry Conway says he's still confident MSU would have a spot for him if he pulled the trigger today, though. But a decision is unlikely to be made in the near future.
"I've only played football for three years of football," Conway says. "I'm not really known."
That's a big reason why he's letting the recruiting game play out. And with family from Alabama, he's hoping he gets some SEC interest as well.
After the season, when he and his coaches can devote the necessary time, Conway will put together and distribute a highlight tape of his senior campaign. It's important to see what type of offers he can garner, he says, because playing in the NFL is a goal he feels he has a shot at.
"I know I'm going to have to make a decision at some point, but I'm just so nervous," of making the wrong decision, he says. But if he had to choose without delay, the Green & White would be his first choice.
"The school I feel the most comfortable with right now is probably Michigan State," he says, "it reminds me a lot of home."
Conway says offensive line coach Dan Roushar calls him every other week to keep in touch and Conway speaks with defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi (the recruiting leader for his region) as well.
And he'd be in East Lansing this weekend if it weren't for a scheduling conflict.
"I really wanted to go to that Ohio State and Michigan State game, but I have a game myself," he says.
Of the teams that have offered, Conway says his top four are MSU, Boston College, Cincinnati and Michigan. Illinois has been making overtures, along with West Virginia, but the field is open for anyone else to step in and show some love.
"I do want to make that right decision," he says.