Growing up in the state of Michigan, class of 2014 defensive back Tim Cason was a big fan on Michigan State. Last week, the Clarkston High standout received news that he would have an opportunity to play for the Spartans.
"They have been inviting me to games and I have been talking to Coach [Brad] Salem. He said he liked me a lot. I talked to him Thursday and Friday and [the offer] came through then.
Cason plans to follow up Michigan State's offer with a trip to East Lansing this Saturday to see the Spartans host Nebraska. Salem has told Cason to expect to sit down with head coach Mark Dantonio during that visit.
Cason previously attended Michigan State's home game against Iowa earlier this season. He has been to multiple Toledo games, was in attendance for the Michigan-Michigan State game in Ann Arbor and plans a trip to Missouri the weekend of Nov. 10.
Missouri along with Illinois and several other schools are evaluating Cason for an offer, but it will be difficult to match Cason's excitement over the offer from Michigan State.
"Michigan State was my No. 1 school my whole life," Cason said. "When I got the offer I was jumping off of walls. I was waiting for them to talk to me, and then for the past month they have been sending me letters.
"I really love their Engineering program because it is really good, probably one of the best in the nation. I am kind of keeping my eyes open to everything else, but right now I am leaning mostly towards them."
Cason also holds offers from Toledo and Bowling Green. He plans to send out his junior film in the coming week to several schools.
In the meantime, Cason is looking to cap his junior season with a state title. Clarkston is 10-0 on the year with a first round playoff win coming this past weekend over Davison by a final of 41-0. The 6-foot, 185-pound Cason lines up at wide receiver and cornerback for Clarkston.
"Right now I am getting recruited as an athlete, but as more schools are recruiting me they want me at cornerback," Cason said.