Detroit King safety Mycial Allen was one of the top performers at last month's Rivals.com/VTO Elite 100 Showcase in Cincinnati, and the 5-foot-11, 183-pound prospect has seen college interest rise since the start of the Spring Evaluation Period as well.
Allen has also been more active in visiting college campuses, and last week he made the short drive with several teammates to visit an in-state school.
"We went to Michigan State last Thursday," Allen said. "We talked to some coaches and watched spring practice. I talked to Coach [Terry] Samuel, the receiver coach, and the vibe was great. I also talked with Coach [Mark] Dantonio. They were just taking me through how their practice would be."
Allen plans to return to East Lansing this summer to take part in Michigan State's summer camp in hopes of earning an offer from the Spartans.
"Since I first started playing football, that was my favorite school," Allen said. "I've been wanting to go there since I was little."
Cincinnati, Illinois and Indiana have also invited Allen out to their summer camps, and the Detroit native expects to attend.
"Whoever wants me to come down, I'll come down and see what they are talking about," Allen said. "My coaches are willing to go down to any college."
Central Michigan and Memphis have already extended offers to Allen. The Tigers do not often recruit the Detroit area, but obviously saw something in Allen they liked.
"I think they see I am a great player who can help the program win and bring a lot of energy on the field for them," Allen said. "I plan on taking a visit there, I believe it is on June 4."
Other schools that Allen has seen through the school in the last few weeks include Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Cincinnati and Iowa.
"At the University of Cincinnati, I have been talking to Coach Roy Manning lately a lot," Allen said. "He has been telling me I am a kid they like and want me to come play for them."
As a junior, Allen played wide receiver and defensive back. He could project to either side of the football in college, but is being recruited by most schools for defense.
"I think safety is my best position," Allen said. "I like to come up and hit and be around the ball a lot."