Detroit Cass Tech defensive end Joshua Alabi holds ten total offers and two of those schools have stood out most in the early-going of his recruitment.
"Michigan State and Tennessee are the two I feel most comfortable with," Alabi said. "I know I am going to be going back up to Michigan State pretty soon for a spring game or spring practice."
The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Alabi made his most recent visit to Tennessee just two weekends ago, and it further bolstered their position on his list.
"I was feeling them before that visit, but it enhanced it," Alabi said. "The last time I went up there I had a good time, I liked the coaches and I just felt comfortable up there. This second time I went up there it was better."
Due to their close proximity to his home, Alabi has made numerous visits to Michigan State during his recruiting process.
"I like their defense and their defensive coordinator," he said. "And it is in Michigan, near my hometown."
Michigan State already has commitments from three Detroit-area prospects in the 2015 class and is high on the list of several others. Alabi knows many of the Spartans' in-state 2015 class targets.
"We always talk about how it would be cool if we went to Michigan State, but at the end of the day we all have to make our own decision," Alabi said.
A school that could make a run up Alabi's list over the next few months is Penn State. The Nittany Lions offered on National Signing Day, and Alabi is looking to make a visit to State College in the near future.
"The defensive line coach that offered me used to work at Vanderbilt, so when he got switched over to Penn State he offered me," Alabi said." So, I knew the coach already and he's real cool. I don't get to talk with him a lot, but I'm sure the relationship is going to come sooner or later."
Schools not currently at the top of Alabi's list do have time to increase their standing as the three-star lineman has no plans of an early decision.
"I am probably going to take it into my senior year and make my official visits," Alabi said.