December 24, 2011
Spartans after best in Midwest
Last weekend Michigan State hosted several top recruits from around the Midwest at a Junior Day function. One of the prospects in attendance was offensive tackle prospect Kyle Bosch of St. Francis High School in Illinois. Bosch will be one of the most sought after players in the nation for the class of 2013. SpartanMag.com was able to speak with Bosch and we got some details on his time in East Lansing as well as his recruitment.
"I have been up to Michigan State 4 or 5 times," Bosch stated." I really like it up there. Coach Roushar and Coach Staten have both been great. I speak with both of them about equally. I was at Michigan State for camp last summer and enjoyed working with them. It was great watching practice and getting a chance to see Coach Roushar, Coach Staten and the players get after it."
The 6-foot-5, 286-pound Bosch already has an impressive list of scholarship offers. In addition to Michigan State, teams such as Alabama, Stanford, Nebraska, Michigan and Iowa have offered him as well. SpartanMag.com asked Bosch about his offers and what it is like getting all of the recruiting attention this early in the process.
"Right now I have 14 offers," he said. "It has been a really humbling and cool experience" Bosch said. "To get a chance to talk with people like Coach Dantonio, Coach Hoke, Coach Meyer and Coach Saban and realize they are really good people and they want you to come to the school is been a neat experience. You see them on TV and then you meet them in person and realize how down to earth they are."
The visit to Michigan State was Bosch's first Junior Day function. He will certainly be invited to numerous others in the coming weeks. As of right now he indicated that the only one he has officially scheduled is for Alabama on the 28th of January.
We asked Bosch what his timetable is as far as a decision and if any school is standing out at this point in the process.
"If I could make my decision tomorrow I would, but I can't," Bosch said. "I have so many great opportunities. All of the schools I have visited have great coaches, great facilities, great academics and great programs I am just going to have to let things play out and I will make my decision when it feels right. I am not sure when that will be though."
Bosch informed us that as of right now he is focused on working hard to improve his skills. He participates in an extensive off-season training program. In addition, Bosch provides some information on the honors he received for his play last fall and his future plans.
I am just working out for football. I do a lot of cross training workouts. I do some Olympic lifts as well as exercises that help develop speed and power as well as agility. I was named Co-Offensive Lineman of the year. I was also named Air Force All-America. I made All-Conference, All Area and All-State. We return a lot of starters from last year's team I think our team have a good chance of making a run deep into the playoffs and competing for a championship. I have been invited to all of the All-American camps, the Army, the Marine and Under Armor. I think I am going to go the Marine one.
SpartanMag.com will continue to follow the recruitment of Bosch in the coming months. The Michigan State staff will likely hope to have Bosch back on campus this spring so he can check out the Green and White Game and develop more rapport with the Spartans coaches and players
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