Michigan State extended two recent offers at the wide receiver position and are believed to be at or near the top for both.
Toledo Central Catholic’s Jase Bowen and West Bloomfield’s Tre Mosley were offered by the Spartans and several 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions have been filed for both to end up at Michigan State.
Bowen’s recruitment has taken off since an outstanding performance in February’s Under Armour All-America Camp in Cleveland.
At the time, he was committed to Notre Dame for baseball. Following his recent Michigan State offer for football, he de-committed from Notre Dame, citing a desire to pursue both sports in college. The Irish have not offered a football scholarship yet.
Michigan State has offered for baseball. In fact, they were his first offer on the diamond, where he is a highly regarded shortstop. On his last visit to East Lansing, he re-connected with Spartan baseball coach Jake Boss.
“Coach Boss just said that there were no burned bridges,” Bowen said. “He said that I got bigger body wise, we talked about the upcoming baseball season, and he said it was good to see me again.”
Minnesota, Iowa State, Kentucky, Virginia, and Cincinnati are other schools who have offered for football. Bowen plans to visit Michigan State again on April 7, and after a good visit the previous trip, the Spartans sit in strong position.
“The visit to Michigan State was great, and I was able to have meetings with both Coach (Terrence) Samuel and Coach (Mark) Dantonio,” he said. “We also sat in position meetings and team meetings, and all the coaches spoke to me about my game and about Michigan State, which was important to me.”
Mosley (6-2, 175 pounds) had more than 1,000 yards for the state runner-up Lakers despite sharing the football with two Wisconsin signees in A.J. Abbott and Taj Mustapha. A big-play threat, he scored several long touchdowns, including a 99-yarder. Those skills combined with his lengthy frame have earned him offers from Michigan, Indiana, Purdue and more.
However, Michigan State has long been an offer he said he wanted.
He attended last fall’s win over Penn State in Spartan Stadium, and the memory of that experience remains with him.
“It’s the best thing I’ve ever seen,” he said. “The coaching staff is amazing; they treat everyone like a big family and I would love to be a part of that. It’s a great thing up there.”
At this stage, neither Mosley nor Bowen has set a date for a decision.
Both players are ranked as top 25 players in their home states by the 247Sports Composite. Mosley is ranked as the No. 17 junior in Michigan, Bowen as the 22nd in Ohio.
Blue-chip soph offered by MSU
Kendall Milton, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound running back from Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan earned a Michigan State offer Tuesday.
Only a sophomore, Milton was named a first team All-American by MaxPreps.
USC, Alabama, Ohio State and many other notable programs already have offered.
Allen Trieu covers Midwest football recruiting for 247Sports. He has been featured on the Big Ten Network on its annual Signing Day Show. His Michigan and Michigan State recruiting columns appear weekly at detroitnews.com.