Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods three-star linebacker David Long attended a Michigan State game last fall, and he is making a return visit to East Lansing this week.
"I am going to Michigan State's spring practice Thursday," Long said. "Coach [Harlon] Barnett, I have been talking to him for a while now. He had let me know about their spring practice dates and wanted me to get up there so they could see how big I've gotten."
Long joined teammates Daniel Cage, George Brown and Noah Listermann at the Spartan's Nov. 2 home game against rival Michigan and has a good feel for the Michigan State campus already.
"I just want to see how the coaches are doing," Long said. "I have seen all the facilities - which are nice."
Michigan State is not one of the 11 schools that have already extended an offer to the 5-foot-11, 210-pound Long. Georgia Tech has, though, and the Cincinnati native visited their campus earlier this month.
"I didn't meet the coaches because they were gone on the day I visited, but the campus was nice," Long said of Georgia Tech. "I think it was the personnel director I was talking to and she was real good.
"I like it because I have family down there in Atlanta and it's not really too far from my family. I don't have any favorites until I take more visits, but I like them though."
Long made that trip south with Brown, his four-star offensive line teammate. They also stopped by Auburn's campus on that trip.
"The visit and the campus was beautiful and the coaches were real cool," Long said of Auburn.
Other schools that have offered Long include Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, N.C. State and West Virginia.