Today, more players are receiving scholarship offers earlier. Michigan State is one of the schools offering players early. MSU offered Josh Ross, a linebacker from Detroit. He has also been offered by Oklahoma. Curtis Blackwell continues to make early impressions on recruits.
Curtis Blackwell told me that Detroit was a major area for Detroit to get a pipeline to. He isn’t fooling around by offering kids this early. Ross is expected to be one of the top recruits in the 2017 class, and Blackwell wants an early relationship with high school athletes.
Curtis Blackwell said before; it’s all about relationships for student athletes as to where they want to go to college. Blackwell wants to make an early impact on these prospects by offering early, and piquing their interest in Michigan State. Players such as William Gholston and Lawrence Thomas were already big Michigan State leans mainly because Michigan State formed a relationship with them early.
If Michigan State is able to get Ross, it will show a change in the tide of who is getting top recruits around Detroit as of late, with Michigan State getting a verbal commitment from Jayru Campbell earlier this year. Blackwell isn’t letting up off the gas, and he seems to be making moves around the state of Michigan, especially inner Detroit.