January 17, 2010

Gaston visits Spartans, closing in on decision

Defensive tackle is a high priority position for Michigan State heading into signing day, and this past weekend the Spartans had an opportunity to host one of the Midwest's top prospects at the position, Bruce Gaston Jr. of St. Rita High in Chicago.

Sunday night, SpartanMag.com caught up with the three-star rated Gaston and he shared his thoughts about his official visit.

"I liked it a lot better than I thought it would go. I have to say I was pretty impressed," said Gaston, who Rivals.com ranks the No. 38 defensive tackle and the No. 8 senior prospect in Illinois. "I mean, I didn't get to see much of the school at first, but then I got to see more of it, and obviously I got to meet some of the players, which was really nice. We clicked pretty much. My player-host was Blake Treadwell. It just went really good. I got to have my meetings with the coaches. I got to see the academic advisors … I went to the basketball game. It was just great."

Before visiting MSU, Gaston had taken official visits to Purdue (12/4) and Wisconsin (12/11), and he left West Lafayette and Madison rating both visits a "perfect 10." Gaston wasn't asked to put a numerical rating on his stop in East Lansing, but he did admit the Spartans were equally impressive as the Boilermakers and Badgers.

Taking a close look at the MSU campus was a top priority for Gaston over the weekend and it's safe to say he was impressed.

"It was beyond what I expected, honestly, it truly was," he said of campus. "It was actually beyond what I expected."



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