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MSU, UM early favorites for Tyler Wiegers

9/16/2012

With two big home games in the early portions of the season, Michigan State was hoping to get several 2014 recruits on campus twice in the season’s first three weeks.

Junior quarterback Tyler Wiegers (Beverly Hills, Mich./Detroit Country Day) is one of the recruits that made it for the Boise State game Aug. 31 and the Notre Dame game this past Saturday.

“[Michigan State] lost so it could have been a little bit more fun, but it was still cool,” the 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback said. “Before the game I got to walk around and see the fans. The atmosphere was awesome, energy was awesome. … All the fans were awesome to see how into they are and how much support the team gets. That was the coolest part for me.”

Before the game, Wiegers spoke to Spartans quarterbacks coach Dave Warner, who expressed his pleasure in seeing the talented junior again.

“He was just happy I got up for another visit,” Wiegers said. “He asked me how my season was going, just said to keep coming and checking out the campus and talking to the coaches and keeping playing well.”

Michigan State is one of Wiegers’ early favorites.

“Michigan and Michigan State because I grew up watching both of those teams and their coaches are great,” he said

Sandwiched between the Michigan State visits was a trip to Northwestern for its win against Vanderbilt. Traffic cost Wiegers to miss kickoff and a chance to speak with the coaches, but he enjoyed the visit.

Vanderbilt is another one of Wiegers’ favorites after camping at Vandy this past summer.

Toledo and Western Michigan have both offered Wiegers, and he will visit Western Michigan on Sept. 29 when it hosts Toledo.