Hudson (Ohio) junior linebacker Ben Gedeon got the most out of summer camp visits, garnering his first offers of the process. He has since accumulated a total of five scholarship offers from BCS schools, the latest coming from Michigan State.
"Coach [Pat] Narduzzi came in on a Friday because they had a bye week and told me they were going to offer me," Gedeon said. "I haven't been able to see the campus or any of their facilities, but I am planning on going up and learning more about what they have going on."
The offer from Michigan State joined previous offers from Boston College, Michigan, Penn State and Tennessee. He camped at Michigan and Penn State over the summer and has taken a couple unofficial visits for games this fall.
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"I have been to an Ohio State and a Penn State game earlier in the year," Gedeon said. "I plan on seeing a couple more, but I haven't planned that out yet. I know I want to get out to a Michigan game sometime soon, but I'm not sure which game yet."
Gedeon attended Penn State's home contest with Alabama last month. He had previously traveled to State College for a camp in the summer, but this was his first time seeing the game day atmosphere in Happy Valley.
"I have never seen Happy Valley on a game day and it was awesome seeing the fans and the 'White-out,'" Gedeon said. "Seeing all those students and the stadium packed on game day was pretty cool."
Gedeon's trip to Ohio State was for the Buckeye's home opener against Akron. They have not offered a scholarship yet, but Gedeon still holds high interest in the in-state school.
"I haven't heard from them much, but I know they said they were interested when I went up for the game," Gedeon said. "I'd still check out all the other schools, but that would definitely be important to me to get an offer from them."
The 6-3, 215-pound Gedeon has not settled on a timeline for his college selection, but plans to sit down with his parents after concluding his junior season and discuss that in greater depth.
Hudson sits at 7-1 on the season with a big game this weekend against Elyria which will determine the conference championship. Gedeon estimated his season stats at 80 tackles and four sacks.
"Since last year was my first year learning the defense, this year I know the defense and can just play football and react to the ball," Gedeon said. "I have been making more plays in the backfield and blitzing a lot more."