As young children many boys have dreams of suiting up in the uniforms of their favorite teams and favorite colleges. Dreams of running through the tunnel to thousands of screaming fans. Not many actually get that chance. For class of 2017 linebacker Brent Mossburg, his dream came true after committing to play for head coach Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans Monday night.
— Brent Mossburg (@brent_mossburg) January 9, 2017
Mossburg, a 6-3 205 pound inside linebacker from Airport Senior High School in Carelton, Michigan, attended a camp at MSU in the summer and was offered a preferred-walk on spot as a linebacker, while being recruited by co-offensive coordinator Dave Warner as well as defensive coordinator Mike Tressel. Mossburg then took an unofficial visit to East Lansing in November for the Spartans’s home game against Rutgers.
Mossburg picked the PWO spot his dream school offered him over scholarship offers from smaller schools including: Dayton, Ferris State, Valparaiso, Grand Valley, and Davenport University.
Talking back in November about the opportunity that was presented to him, Mossburg stated, ” “A few of my uncles and cousins attended school there and my entire life I have been a huge Michigan State fan. The game vs. Michigan is practically a holiday for us and we always get together and watch it. I’ve grown up building 12-foot tall MSU snowmen and going to games my whole life. Same goes for basketball at MSU, I’m just a huge fan. Go green.”
Mossburg is the first linebacker and 18th overall player to commit in Michigan State’s 2017 class which is ranked 31st in the nation according to 247sports.
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