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2014 TE Matt Sokol Talks Michigan State And A Decision Date

Rochester (Mich.) Adams 2014 tight end Matt Sokol’s recruitment has really taken off in the last couple of weeks, and his stock will only continue to rise over the summer, and into next season.
Currently he has offers from Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, and most recently Michigan State, and Illinois. “Bowling Green has been showing the most interest in me,” said Sokol. “I wouldn’t say that I have a leader as of now, but it is hard to ignore the offers from Michigan State and Illinois.
Sokol has an interesting story, because although schools are recruiting him as a tight end, he plays quarterback for his high school team. At 6-6, 225-pounds, Sokol is quite the athlete and has played some defensive end earlier on in his high school career.
“I don’t think playing a different position in high school will hurt me in college,” he said. “Whatever school I choose to go to, I’m sure the coaches there will be able to teach me more about the position. I played tight end during my freshman year, so I won’t be totally new to it.

Despite receiving a lot of attention from a few MAC schools, Sokol says he wants to play in the Big Ten, and wasn’t shy about speaking on instate school Michigan State. Sokol has visited with the Spartans on numerous occasions, with his most recent visit coming on Friday.

“It’s truly a honor to receive an offer from Michigan State. They are one of my tops schools on my list so far, and from talking with Coach Dantonio I like how he has built his program, and the school has a beautiful campus.”

“Of course I want to go to a school with a good football program, but academics is an important factor also,” said Sokol. I plan to make my decision within the upcoming weeks, because I don’t want it to be a distraction to my teammates and I during our season.”

“Rochester Adams has had history of putting together some prestigious teams, and last season was the first time in 16 years that we didn’t make the state playoffs. This year I just want to focus on getting my team back into the playoffs.”

Besides planning to attend Michigan State’s one-day camp June 16, Sokol says he doesn’t have any visits planned in the near future, and will camp wherever he can.

“It is almost impossible to go to every one-day camp, so I just plan on camping at Michigan State, Northwestern and the Sound Mind Sound Body Camp in June.”

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