January 31, 2010

Catholic Central fullback enjoys visit to MSU

One of the top players in the state of Michigan that does not have BCS scholarship offers on the table is Niko Palazeti of Detroit Catholic Central High School. Both Michigan State and Michigan are taking a close look at the 6-foot-2, 243-pound fullback prospect. SpartanMag.com, spoke with Palazeti and got the latest.

Palazeti was on campus this past weekend checking out Michigan State and talking with the Spartan coaching staff. Last week he was in Ann Arbor doing the same at the University of Michigan. SparetanMag.com asked Palazeti about his time in East Lansing.

"It went really well," he said. "I met all of the freshmen players and the guys who have already enrolled for this year. Coach Dantonio talked about the possibility of a scholarship. I will find out more tomorrow."

Michigan State is still in the process of putting the finish touches on the class of 2010. Depending on what happens with a few other recruits like Rashad Frazier and Mike Dorsey could determine if Coach Dantonio has a scholarship to offer. If the Spartans do not have a spot now, it is possible that one could open up in the coming months.

Palazeti is very familiar with Michigan State University as he has been on campus several times. His sister is currently enrolled at MSU. We asked him what if anything stood out about his time on campus?

"All of the players I met were great guys," he said. "I really enjoyed my time there."

As SpartanMag.com reported in our previous update on Palazeti, he rushed for close to 1300-yards and scored 24 touchdowns this past fall while leading Detroit Catholic Central the Division 1 State Championship and undefeated season. With a bench press of over 400-pound and a squat over 500-pounds, Palazeti is physically ready to play at the next level.

SpartanMag.com will be sure to keep in contact with Palazeti between now and National Signing Day. No matter if the Spartans offer him or add him as a preferred walk-on, getting a player with Palazeti's ability would be a positive.

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