Indianapolis (Ind.) Decatur Central quarterback Tommy Stevens is one of the hottest Midwest quarterbacks in the 2015 class and on Monday he added offer No. 8 of the process.
"Michigan State was the offer today and I am really excited about them," Stevens said. "I would say probably mid-way through my junior season was when I first started talking with them. They recruited one of our offensive tackles, Lukayus McNeil, pretty heavily and were in a lot."
With the Spartans showing early interest, Stevens made it a point to keep tabs on their 2013 season.
"I watched a lot of college football, so I happened to watch a lot of Michigan State and Big Ten football," Stevens said. "I was really impressed with the things they did this year. They are a really, really good football team and the sky is the limit again for them this year."
Stevens has yet to make a visit to Michigan State during the recruiting process, but he plans to take care of that later this month.
"Before they offered today I was talking to Coach [Dave] Warner, who is our area recruiter, and we basically set up for me to visit the 24th of this month," Stevens said.
Besides Michigan State, Stevens also has plans to visit Indiana (March 13), Ohio State (March 18), Vanderbilt (March 22) and Penn State (March 28) before the month ends. He also just completed a visit this past weekend.
"I actually just got home from Tennessee yesterday," Stevens said. "I went there for their visit on Saturday and it was a really good trip there. They said they are going to come out in April when the dead period ends and just have to see me throw again."
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Stevens starred at both quarterback and safety for Decatur Central as a junior. Michigan State's offer is for the offensive side of the football.
"They told me that I would play quarterback at Michigan State," Stevens said. "The only offers I have at safety are Purdue and Iowa."
Stevens does not have a preference which side of the football he plays in college, though he feels his upside may be greatest at quarterback. As a junior he threw for over 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 800 yards and seven more scores.