March 28, 2013

Cincy DE enjoys MSU visit

One of the Midwestern defensive ends that is quietly seeing his recruiting stock rise this spring is Shane Roy of Reading Community High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound prospect was in East Lansing earlier this week to check out Michigan State University. We have the latest

Defensive end is one of the positions that will be a top priority for Head Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff for 2014 and Roy is one of the players they are taking a close look at. Roy traveled to East Lansing on Tuesday and we spoke with him about his first time in Spartan Country.

"It's was awesome," Roy said. "I really enjoyed how they ran their practice. The intensity was high the whole practice and it was a really exciting environment. Coach Dantonio was very personable and made me feel very welcome. I really only saw there football facilities but everything I saw was spectacular. What impressed me most was their indoor facilities. It was enormous."

As of right now Roy holds scholarship offers from Illinois, Ohio University, Miami of Ohio, Bowling Green, and Toledo. came out with their initial position rankings this week and they have Roy as a 3-star recruit.

As a junior Roy had an outstanding campaign for Reading Community High School. On the season he had 16.5 sacks, 100 total tackles, and 63 solo tackles. For his efforts he was named 1st Team All-League, All-City and 2nd Team All-District.

As far as where he currently stands with the Spartans, Roy provided us with the following information.

"They were very honest with me and said they were "actively recruiting" me but weren't ready to make an offer," he stated. "They told me to be patient. They want me to come up to there senior camp. Coach Barnett said if I excel at their camp they will most likely make an offer then. As of right now I fully intend to go to their camp."

Roy's situation is not unlike Class of 2013 commitment Demetrius Cooper of Chicago. His offer list was very similar to Roy's until he made the summer camp rounds and ended up with scholarship offers from Michigan State, Notre Dam and Purdue. Roy's recruitment could follow a similar path once he gets out and works with coaches at a camps setting.

At this point in time Roy is not in a hurry to make his college choice. He informed us last week that he would like to be within a 6 hour drive of home and at a school with a solid athletic and academic program.

Roy will almost certainly see how things play out during the May evaluation period and the June Camps season. A decision will likely come shortly prior to his senior season. will continue to follow the recruitment of Roy as it unfolds. He told us that the Spartan staff said they will be back down to Reading Community High School in May during the evaluation period to reaffirm their interest in him. It is very possible that Roy will see his offer list expand to double-digit by the time he stop into the Spartan Elite Prospect Camp in June.

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