November 20, 2013

Huffman looking for Spartan offer

Michigan State is looking at a few select prospects for the H-Back/fullback position for the class of 2014. If the scholarship numbers work out the staff would like to bring in someone who could develop along the same lines as current Spartan Trevon Pendleton. Beau Huffman of Massillon Washington High School in Ohio is one of the players on the short list. Find out more.

Huffman is one of the most athletic recruits in the Midwest for the class of 2014. At 6-foot-3, 208-pound with 4.6 40-yard dash time, he already has an excellent combination of size and speed. 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 leap was the top result we observed at the entire camp.

Huffman currently has offers from pretty much every program in the Mid-American Conference, but he is waiting to see how things play-out with several BCS programs. We asked him how his recruitment is going now that his senior season has finished up.

"Everything is going good," Huffman stated. "The schools I am looking at the hardest would probably be Indiana, West Virginia, Michigan State, Toledo, and Florida Atlantic. I'll try to take official visits to every one of those schools if possible."

Michigan State has been in frequent contact with Huffman over the past 12 months. They were able to watch him closely at camp perform and his strong senior season has only helped to improve his stock. Rivals.com Midwest Analyst Josh Helmholdt observed Huffman this fall in action against Canton McKinley High School and cited him as a top performer.

"There were no one-handed grabs like in last year's Massillon-McKinley game, but Huffman was a favorite target of quarterback Danny Clark on Saturday. Most of his receptions came on screens and short throws."f

Huffman has been to Michigan State University on several occasions and he definitely likes what he has seen from the Spartans both on and off the field. He told us the following:

"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. Coach Narduzzi is the coach that keeps in touch with me."

At this point in time the Spartans may or may not have room to add an H-back/fullback to the class of 2014, but that could change in the next 2 months. Teams often experience attrition after bowl games due such factors as injuries, transfers or early NFL departures. If the Spartans pick up an extra scholarship spot or two, Huffman could be one of the players the staff invites to take an official visit.

SpartanMag.com will continue to follow Huffman's recruitment as it progresses toward signing day.

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