February 17, 2009
Spartans looking hard at DeWitt's Jorgensen
It is very possible that the top offensive linemen in Michigan for the class of 2010 could be right in the backyard of Michigan State University. Offensive tackle prospect Paul Jorgenson of DeWitt High School already has two offers on the table and the Spartan staff is taking a very close look.
SpartanMag.com caught up with Jorgenson last night and got the details on his recruitment. The 6-foot-7, 255-pound prospect already has two scholarship offers on the table and several more could be forthcoming. We asked him about his recruitment.
"Things are good," he said. "Cincinnati and Central Michigan have both offered. Central offered me back in December and Cincinnati offered me last month. Michigan State, Cincinnati, Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt all stopped into my school during January."
The Spartans had the opportunity to work Jorgenson out at camp last summer. His strong performance there as only a sophomore is one of the reasons he is solidly on the 2010 recruiting radar. A strong camp/combine performance this year could easily make him a player that could receive an offer between now and this summer.
Jorgenson also has a busy schedule ahead of him as far as junior days and unofficial visits.
"I went to Michigan State's Junior Day in January and I am going to Cincinnati's this Saturday. I also plan on going to Northwestern, Wisconsin and Purdue later this spring."
Jorgenson has several family ties to Michigan State University and knows a lot about the Spartan football program.
"I grew up going to State football and basketball games so I am a fan of them. I also have two brother that go there now."
The fact that Jorgenson is a fan of Michigan State is a positive for Spartans when it comes to his recruitment, but it will not necessarily be the deciding factor if he s offered by Coach Dantonio
"I would like to make my decision before the season, but I don't have a specific time. I will probably decide when I find a school that feels right."
This past fall Jorgenson helped DeWitt to a record of 7-4. He was named Capital Area Activities All Conference, Lansing State Journal Dream team and Honorable Mention All-State by the Detroit Free Press. Jorgenson believes the team could improve on that next year.
"We have a lot of starters coming back on both side," he said. "We should be pretty good."
Right now Jorgenson is playing center for the Dewitt basketball team. The Panthers are currently 12-2 on the season.
SpartanMag.com will continue to keep in contact with Jorgenson over the coming weeks. The Spartans need to continue to address the offensive line from a talent and depth concern and he could be an excellent addition. Jorgenson's primary recruiter from Michigan State is Coach Dave Warner.
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