Hamani Stevens Visits MSU

Hemet (Calif.) center Hamani Stevens left his home in the California desert for a trip to a more frigid East Lansing, taking his fourth official visit, and he talks about how his trip to Michigan State went...

Hemet (Calif.) offensive lineman Hamani Stevens has taken four trips with one more left next month, and Stevens just returned from Big Ten country.

"I went to Michigan State this last weekend and it was a really good trip," said Stevens. "I really enjoyed it. It was my first time close to the East Coast. It was cold, but I mean, I put a jacket on and I was fine."

Stevens said that the Spartan staff is recruiting him as a lineman, and that they're leaving it to him what that means.

"They haven't really decided if they want me as an offensive lineman or a defensive lineman," said Stevens. "They left the choice up to me. If I wanted to play defense, I could, if I wanted to play offense, I can. Its kind of like, come in and decide later."

Stevens was hosted by freshman offensive lineman Joel Foreman.

"All the players I met were really cool. I think this trip was different than my other ones (to Colorado, Oregon and Arizona State). I couldn't even rank it because it was different since it's not on the West Coast. At first I didn't feel like I could go that far because of where it was at, but I got a feeling there that I could be at home. It might be a long ways but I could still feel at home," said Stevens.

Stevens said that the campus was one of the things that really stood out to him.

"It's a really cool campus. It's been there since the 1800's so you could see the historic side of it. And you could see the new buildings too," said Stevens.

What impressed him most, was Coach Mark Dantonio and the Spartan staff

"Coach Dantonio is just an awesome guy and a really special coach," said Stevens. "Coach (Dan) Roushar is also a really good guy."

Stevens is done with visits for the calendar year and he'll take his fifth visit next month to BYU. He's also planning to take an unofficial visit to UCLA, where he is a one-time, albeit, brief commit.

"I'm still keeping an eye on them," said Stevens. "They're high on my list but I'm still setting them to the side until they hire a new coach."

Stevens is a four-star prospect ranked as the No. 5 center nationally by Scout.com.

Bruin Report Online Top Stories