July 12, 2012

Ohio OT wants Spartan offer

Michigan State is still looking to address the offensive tackle position for the class of 2013. The staff will likely wait until the fall so they can fully evaluate several prospects that are on the radar. One player who would love an offer from Michigan State is 3-star prospect Grant Lingafelter of Chagrin Fall in Ohio. SpartanMag.com has some details.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Lingafelter already has a solid list of scholarship offers at this point, but is hoping for more.

I currently have 8 scholarship offers," he said. "I am hearing a lot from Northwestern, Illinois and West Virginia. I would like to hear more from Michigan State."

Lingafelter was hoping to get up to East Lansing to check things out back when the Spartans had their spring game. However, a serious illness of a family friend prevented that from happening. Despite that, Lingafelter has a lot of positives to say about Michigan State University.

"I did a virtual online tour of Michigan State and was impressed. In addition, one of the coaches at my high school went to Michigan State and he always has a lot of good things about it. One of my goals this fall is to get more scholarship options and to get Michigan State to take notice. If Michigan State were to offer me they would be my top choice."

Lingafelter is looking forward to his senior season and views it as an opportunity to show that he has what it takes to play college football at the highest level.

"All of the schools have been telling me they want to see my first couple of games which is not a problem," Lingafelter said. "I'll be happy to prove to them that I can play at that level. The schools I am hearing from have said they want me as a tackle, but I have played all the line positions so I am willing to do whatever it takes."

Chagrin Falls has been one of the top programs in Ohio Division 3. Last fall they went 13-1 and lost to Cardinal-Mooney in the semi-finals. Lingafelter indicated that he and his teammates want to finish the job this year.

Chagrin Falls is a short distance from Solon High School. The Spartans already have and commitment from Solon product Darian Hicks. You can be sure that a Spartan Coach will be making the trip over the Chagrin Falls to see Lingafelter in action.

SpartanMag.com Take:
Often offensive line prospects that are not 270+ pounds have to wait a bit longer in the process to get scholarship offers. If come January Lingafelter is 270-275-pounds, do not be surprised if he has half a dozen BCS offers on the table and is a hot commodity.

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