The state of Michigan has a deep talent pool in the class of 2012, and several Great Lakes State prospects have a chance to add significantly to their offer lists after summer camps.
Madison Heights (Mich.) Madison wide receiver Danny Larkins has received five MAC offers and has seen the interest from BCS schools pick up this spring as well. He picked up his two most recent offers in the last week.
"I went to Toledo for an unofficial visit Saturday," Larkins said. "It went great and they offered me. He said I could play receiver and special teams. He wanted me to commit right then and there."
"Last night, Buffalo called my head coach and my head coach told me today that they offered. I'm about to do some research on them on the Internet."
The other three schools to offer Larkins are Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan, but he has seen an uptick in the interest from Big Ten schools as well. Several have been through his high school in the last month.
"I talked to Iowa for a minute and I called the Purdue coach because I wasn't in school that day. The Michigan State coach also came up," Larkins said. "Nebraska and Wisconsin are sending me a lot of mail."
Larkins knows for sure he will camp at Iowa this summer, and Michigan State will likely receive a camp visit as well. He is very familiar with the Spartans because they are an in-state school, and he has communicated with their coaching staff in recent days.
"They just told me to keep on working out and don't worry about anything," Larkins said. "They want me to keep on coming up to their school."
Larkins has been juggling his recruitment with his high school track season. He reported personal bests of 10.7 in the 100 meters and 21-feet in the long jump this spring.
Last fall, Larkins struggled with ankle problems throughout the season that limited him to just six games played, but he still managed 36 catches for 813 yards and six touchdowns in those six games. He also recorded an interception on defense and has the ability to play that side of the ball in college as well.
"[Colleges] are asking me what I really want to play and that it's my choice," Larkins said. "It's going to be a hard decision. We'll see how my senior year goes whether I go offense or defense."