Lorain, Ohio three-star Rashod Berry holds 10 scholarship offers, but decided to use his last visit of the summer to see a Michigan State program that has yet to offer.
"I just have had a great interest in them," Berry said. "I love how the team plays and how the coaches coach, so I just thought I'd take a visit and I really loved it. Just the history of the school and the weight program, the coaches there - it was just a great environment."
Immediately upon his arrival to East Lansing, Berry met up with the Michigan State coaching staff and received a warm welcome.
"I got to meet most all of their coaches and got to sit down with the head coach," Berry said. "He was just telling me about the program and what it is like to be at Michigan State."
Although the Spartans have not offered, Berry left encouraged by the feedback he received from their coaches.
"They had seen junior film and said they are really, really close to giving me an offer," Berry said. "They just want to see my first game or two and probably a scrimmage."
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Berry could play several positions on both offense and defense. Michigan State is looking at him for their defensive end spot.
"I got to talk to them about the defense and talk to the d-line coach," Berry said. "He was just going over the schemes and what their methods are."
Berry plans to take his recruitment into his senior season and identified Florida State and Iowa as two schools he would like to officially visit. The Hawkeyes are one of his ten current offers, but Florida State is still in the evaluation process.