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Big Ten schools visit Barajas

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Wednesday was a busy day at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Ind., where the rising stock of 2015 linebacker Josh Barajas is evidenced by the number of college coaches visiting the school.
"Michigan, Michigan State and also Illinois just came and checked up on me," Barajas reported.
Illinois has already made an offer to the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Barajas, while both Michigan and Michigan State have both suggested an offer is coming.
"Michigan State wants to get me down on campus before they offer me," Barajas said. "My coach said Michigan also plans to offer when I go down."
Barajas noted earlier in the process that he was a "huge Michigan State fan," and he is excited to see the interest from the Spartans increase.
"That's really a school that is high on my list," Barajas said. "For them to even come down to the school is an honor. Always watching their games, I like the way their defense played and how they take pride in their defense."
Michigan is a school Barajas has not followed as closely, but he plans to follow up on their interest by visiting the school next month.
"The Michigan junior day is in February and I plan to go to that one," Barajas said. "I don't really know much about them, but it is definitely a good program and I'm not ruling them out just because I like Michigan State."
Barajas had planned to visit Indiana this Sunday, but conflicts with his family's schedule will prevent him from getting down to Bloomington.
Purdue has also offered Barajas, while coaches from Ohio State, Northwestern and Indiana have also been by his school in recent days.
Josh Helmholdt is the Midwest Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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