Deerfield Beach, Fla., defensive lineman Mike Blanc has headed north twice for official visits. After visiting Rutgers in mid-December, Blanc visited Michigan State this past weekend.
"It went real good," Blanc said. "I liked it. That was the first time I've seen snow come down. They have such a beautiful campus."
Blanc's visit to Michigan State was a bit different than his one to Rutgers.
"I didn't get to meet a lot of the players at Michigan State. But the ones I met were cool.
"The players were around when I visited Rutgers. I got to see them practice for their bowl game.
"I got to spend a lot of time with the head coach and got to know the coaches better at Michigan State."
When asked which visit he liked better, Blanc said, "I guess I kind of liked Michigan State better. I liked Michigan State a lot."
However the recruiting process is far from over for Blanc.
"I visit Auburn Jan. 13, Arizona State Jan. 20, and I'm thinking I'll set one up to Miami Jan. 27."
The 6-foot-4 and 265-pound Blanc, who had 12 sacks during his senior season, said all the schools on his list have offered a scholaship except Miami.