Spartan Avenue spoke with 2013 center Dustin Dennig (Washington High School/South Bend, Ind.) and learned that he is still very high on Michigan State, despite the decrease in interest the team has shown him this season.
“In the past couple of years, I’ve taken quite a few unofficial visits to Michigan State for a couple of games and to talk with the coaches,” he told Spartan Avenue on Wednesday. “The coaches have also come to my school to talk with me in the past, too, but this year contact with Michigan State has mainly been through emails and phone calls.”
Dennig’s relationship with the football coaching staff isn’t necessarily the strongest, but that hasn’t discouraged him from trying to earn a scholarship offer from the Spartans.
“Basically, [the coaches and I] talk whenever it’s convenient, and go back and forth, but it’s not at the level I wish it would be at. I definitely wish Michigan State would pursue me more, but for right now I’m working on putting my highlight tape together so the coaches can actually see what I’m doing on the field.”
Regardless of his lack of communication with the coaches, the 6-foot-5, 315-pound offensive lineman has been impressed with the Spartans for quite some time and admires how the fans stand behind the football program.
“I loved the campus and the atmosphere of the stadium. I liked how the fans rallied around the team when the Spartans came out on the field, and it felt like a strong home environment. The atmosphere created by the fans was awesome.”
Michigan State would be a great fit for Dennig, as he is interested in attending a school where he can earn a degree in sports medicine and be close enough to home so that his family can travel to watch him play football.
Dennig has garnered interest from Boston College, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue and Texas A&M, among others.
Spartan Avenue will keep you abreast of any recruiting information about Dustin Dennig as it is made available to us.