While Huntington (IN) North 2019 offensive lineman Damon Kaylor had been hearing from a couple of in-state Big Ten programs, it was #5 Michigan State that became the first conference school to extend an offer to the 6-foot-6, 315-pound standout.
Kaylor, who has been talking to Indiana and Purdue recently, told Spartan Nation that for Michigan State to be the first Big Ten team to offer him is a big deal for him.
“It definitely means a lot,” he said. “I’ve had a couple of Big Ten schools talking to me, IU (Indiana) and Purdue, but Michigan State being the first really means a lot to me.”
Along with his offer from Michigan State, Kaylor holds 14 offers, including offers from Cincinnati, Boston College, Virginia, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan.
Kaylor was on campus in East Lansing twice this spring, was in attendance for a practice and the annual Green and White Spring Game.
The 3-star recruit said that he enjoyed his time taking in a practice session and was a fan of how the practices were run and seeing the players compete throughout.
“I really liked the energy at the practice, how the guys go out and compete against each other,” he said. “I liked what I saw.”
As far as his experience at the Spring Game, Kaylor said that he liked having the chance to see what the game day experience would be like if he were to choose to play his college football in East Lansing.
“It was pretty cool as well,” he said. “I definitely liked having the chance to kind of see the game-like feel, just seeing the warm-ups and all of that.”
Kaylor told Spartan Nation that he plans to take another visit to Michigan State in the near future and expects to make his college decision before the start of his senior season.
With his Michigan State offer in hand, Kaylor also said that he will seriously consider the Spartans when the time comes to make his decision and added that Michigan State is ��Definitely one of my top schools right now.”
But with another year of high school football left, Kaylor said he’s continued to work at improving his game and noted that while he feels he is a strong run blocker, he spent a large part of his junior season and this offseason improving his pass blocking has he prepares for this fall and the college level.
“I’ve definitely improved a lot in my pass blocking in the past year,” he said. “We do a lot of run blocking at my school, so I think I’m pretty good at that as well. But I’ve been going to a lot of camps and working on my pass blocking a lot and I think I’ve really improved on that.”
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