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Stevens sees a brotherhood at MSU

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When it comes to offers, no quarterback in the Midwest's 2015 class can boast as many Indianapolis (Ind.) Decatur Central's Tommy Stevens.
Michigan State joined that list last month, and the 6-foot-4, 190-pound Stevens reciprocated their interest with a visit to East Lansing last weekend.
"Initially, when you start thinking about Michigan State you think of a powerhouse football team," Stevens said. "Watching them play this year, they are a very strong football team. When I went on the visit I was pretty sure they are going to have another great football team this year."
Seeing the Spartans practice also gave Stevens a sense of how the Big Ten champs operate.
"I think the thing that stood out most to me about Michigan State was probably the brotherhood between the players," Stevens said. "The way they treated each other, they truly play together as one. In those tight situations, they really stuck together and had each other's back."
Stevens does have the ability to play multiple positions, but Michigan State is recruiting him as a quarterback and he feels the love from the Spartan's staff.
"When I first started talking to them I could tell that they liked me," Stevens said. "Now, I can definitely tell that they are showing a lot more interest. I think I would fit in the things they are trying to do. There is not much to dislike about Michigan State - it is an incredible place."
Other schools that have offered Stevens include Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, N.C. State and Purdue, and he is planning more visits for the spring.
"I am more than likely going to go to the Nebraska spring game on the 12th," Stevens said. "I know Penn State wanted me to get up soon too, but I'm not sure when I would get up there or if I would get up there."
With quarterback recruiting usually operating at a quicker pace than other positions, Stevens is preparing to focus in on the schools that interest him most.
"As of now I am probably going to be releasing my top five at the end of April once these schools come and see me throw again," he said. "When it comes to a time to commit, I'm not going to rush into anything."
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