January 4, 2012

Ohio LB has Spartan offer

Linebacker will be a key point of emphasis for head Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff when it comes to the class of 2013. One of the players the Spartan have already extended a scholarship offer to is Ben Gedeon of Hudson High School in Ohio.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Gedeon will likely be one of the top prospects at his position in the Midwest and already has a solid list of scholarships. SpartanMag.com asked Gedeon about the teams that have offered.

"I have offers from Michigan, Purdue, Michigan State, Stanford, Penn State, Tennessee and Boston College," Gedeon said. "Ohio State and Notre Dame are also showing some interest as well."

The Spartans offered Gedeon back in October. We asked Gedeon about his offer and if has ever been up to Michigan State.

"Coach Narduzzi came by my school and told me I had a scholarship offer," Gedeon stated. "I have not been up to Michigan State to see their campus or facilities yet. As of right now I only have plans on going to Ohio State's Junior Day."

The Spartan held a small Junior Day function prior to the holiday season. They will be having a much larger one sometime after signing day. You can be sure Gedeon is one of the players that the coaching staff will be inviting to that event.

Gedeon did see the Spartan defense in action first hand this fall. He was in Columbus when Michigan State held the Buckeyes to a total of 178-yards in their 10-7 victory over Ohio State. SpartanMag.com expects that Coach pat Narduzzi will be stopping by Gedeon's High school during the month of January to pick up some highlight film and reaffirm the Spartans level of interest.

At this point in his recruitment, Gedeon indicated that he is still very much wide open as far the recruiting process. We asked him about any connections to any schools and if he has given any thought to when he could make a college choice.

"I do not have any family connections to any of the schools that are recruiting me, he said. "At this point I am not really sure when I will make my decision. I am looking for a school that will allow me to get a coach education and where I have a good relationship with the coaches."

With his size, Gideon could project at both inside and outside linebacker at the next level. He informed SpartanMag.com that it does not matter to him where he ends up playing as long as he can get on the field and help his team have success.

SpartanMag.com will be sure to keep in contact with Gedeon in the coming months. It is very possible he will be a 4-star level recruit when Rivals.com releases their initial top 250 recruit list later this spring.

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