Coming out of #5 Michigan StateElite Camp, Ann Arbor (MI) Pioneer 2020 wide receiver Karamba Kaba saw plenty to be optimistic about as far as a potential Michigan State offer and also saw plenty to work toward with his junior season of high school football quickly approaching.
Kaba spoke with Spartan Nation about the Elite Camp and said he was pleased with his overall performance and added that he has a good, productive conversation with Michigan State receivers coach Terrence Samuel, ranging from what he needs to work on to what needs to happen for a potential offer from the Spartans.
“I feel like I did pretty good, I just have some technique stuff I have to work on,” he said. “When I was talking to coach Samuel yesterday, he told me he’s not worried about the 40, he’s not worried about anything like that, he wants to see me catch the ball and if I can break out of my routes so corners won’t get to me and stuff like that. When I was talking to him after the camp, he has more film of me playing so he can break down the film and see if I can play on that type of level. He told me that right now, he’s only got two spots that are open to being offered to a receiver because one already committed and there are two more spots, so I feel I’ve got a chance.”
Although he doesn’t have any offers at the moment, Kaba’s recruitment could be picking up in the near future as he was recently invited to participate in Michigan’s camp and had plans to attend a camp at Bowling Green as well.
As far as Michigan State is concerned, Kaba noted that he’s still receiving plenty of interest from the coaching staff, but said that he also enjoyed his time interacting with some current players last weekend as well.
“They’re showing a lot of love, especially the players,” he said. “I was talking to Felton Davis yesterday and I was talking to their quarterback and they were all giving me tips on how I can become a better receiver, especially Felton Davis.”
After hearing and learning from Samuel and some Michigan State players, Kaba said that he intends to take those tips and try to incorporate those into his game at the high school level to help better prepare himself for the season and the college level as well.
“Right now, what I feel like I’m going to work on the most is breaking off the corner and route running, making it crisper, making it look nicer,” he said. “That’s what I’m going to work on right now, especially with my school. I gained a lot of knowledge from Michigan State yesterday that I’m going to use for myself and my teammates.”
With plenty of time left before his high school career is over, Kaba said that he wants to continue to live up to the hype that he’s earned throughout the recruiting process and remains hopeful that he could receive an offer from the Spartans in the near future.
“My name got hyped up a lot, I’m just trying to show them I can do it and my name’s not all about hype,” he said. “My main focus has always been Michigan State, I’ve been going to Michigan State a lot and my main focus has been to get to State. I was talking to coach White and I told him yesterday, ‘You’re going to see me here one day’ and he said ‘Is that right?’ and I said ‘Yeah, you’re going to see me here one day’. That’s been a dream of mine to be a Spartan, so I’m going to make it happen."
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