October 17, 2013

Huffman on the Spartan radar

One of the key unofficial visits this past weekend to Michigan State University was Beau Huffman of Washington Massillon High School in Ohio. SpartanMag.com was able to speak with the versatile prospect and got the latest details on his recruitment.

Huffman is one of the more interesting recruits in the Midwest for the class of 2014. At 6-foot-3, 208-pounds he has the size to project at multiple position on either side of the ball. This past spring Huffman posted the #1 SPARQ score at Ohio NIKE Combine which featured over 500 athletes. SpartanMag.com observed him post a standing broad jump of 9-feet-11 inches at the Michigan State 1-Day Camp. That was the top result we observed.

The Spartan staff has kept in frequent contact with Huffman the last few months and invited him up to East Lansing this past Saturday to check things out. He talked about his time on campus.

"Yes I was up there," Huffman said. "I loved it. I really like how nice the campus and facilities are. It is the nicest campus I have been to so far. It is obvious that the coaches care about the recruits and they have a really good relationship with the players."

SpartanMag.com has speculated that Michigan State will look at add a fullback to the class of 2014. With the retirement of Niko Palazetti and the expected return of Riley Bullough to defense, Huffman is one of the players on the short list for a potential scholarship.

Huffman talked about his contact with the Spartan staff.

"They like me as an H-Back," he said. "I spoke with Coach Narduzzi and he said I am having a real good senior season and he is going to continue to touch base with me every week."

Huffman's play is a big reason why the Tigers are current 6-1 on the season. He informed us that on offense he has around 15 receptions for 300-yards and he has been a stalwart on defense as well.

As far as his recruiting process, Huffman is in no hurry to make his college choice. He understands that additional scholarships could come his way in the coming months and he does not want to be put in a situation where he is still considering other options after making his decision. He talked about the teams showing him the most interest at this point.

"Most of the MAC school shave offered expect for Bowling Green and Buffalo," he said. I hear regularly from Michigan State, Indiana, Ohio State, NC State, West Virginia and a couple more."

Michigan State is tight on scholarships for the class of 2014, but it is very likely that after the bowl game they will have a scholarship spot or two open up due to some attrition. When that happens, SpartanMag.com expects one slot will be allocated for a fullback or H-Back. Huffman could very well be the player the staff decides to offer. If Michigan State does extend Huffman a scholarship, they will definitely be tough to beat.

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