Portage (Mich.) Central offensive lineman Nate Jeppesen is certainly not hurting for college attention. The 6-4, 260-pound prospect already holds two scholarship offers, but there is one offer he is most interested in attaining.
"I've been to Michigan State a few times," Jeppesen said. "Their offer is kind of pending, and I guess they haven't decided yet."
The Michigan State coaching staff has talked with Jeppesen extensively about a potential scholarship offer and the in-state prospect is hoping to get the opportunity to consider it.
"That would be pretty hard to turn down, I have to say," Jeppesen remarked. "That has been my dream since I was ten years old. I love Michigan State. I have always loved it and everything they kept telling me sounds like me and what I do every day. Every time I go up there it just convinces me more."
In the meantime, Jeppesen is considering scholarship offers from Central Michigan and Western Michigan and planning out coming unofficial visits.
"I'm going to a spring practice at Central and I think I am going to a spring practice at Western during spring break," Jeppesen said. "I am meeting up with Illinois this weekend and Toledo during spring break. Those two are going pretty hot right now. Toledo said they want to offer, but I have to meet the head coach first."
Jeppesen heads into this weekend's visit to Illinois with anticipation of finding out more about the Illini's program.
"I've been interested in Illinois because it is kind of close and in the Big Ten," Jeppesen said. "I'll see their campus, what their football program is about, just seeing how their program works and the atmosphere around it."
Jeppesen is generally projected to the offensive guard position in college, though he does have the ability to also play center.