March 26, 2009

Michigan OL picking up offers

If Michigan State ends up signing the top offensive line prospect in the state for the class of 2010, they may not have to look far to do so. Paul Jorgenson of Dewitt High School is right down the road from East Lansing and the 6-foot-7, 255-pound prospect is seeing his recruiting stock rise this spring. Jorgenson recently saw his scholarship offer list expand and caught up with him got the lastest.

"I just go an offer from Toledo yesterday," he said. "Stanford and Bowling Green ofered me last week. I had been getting e-mails from Stanford and then they told me to call. I was able to speak with Coach Harbaugh."

The recent scholarships run Jorgenson's offer count to 5 with two of them coming from BCS schools. Cincinnati and Central Michigan were the first two schools to extend him an offer. What other schools are in the mix?

"Northwestern and Purdue are both keeping in close contact," Jorgenson stated. "I am going to go down to both schools next week and check out a spring practice."

It isn't out of the question that Jorgenson will pick up his first Big Ten offer while on that trip. In addition to the Boilermakers and Wildcasts, the Wisconson Badgers have expressed plently of interest. So are the Spartans actively involved?

"Yes, I am hearing from Michigan State," he said. "I am going to go check out a practice, I just need to call over there and give them a date."

Though his offer list is expanding, Jorgenson indicated that he is still wide-open at this point and is not in a hurry to make any decisions.

"I am going to see how things work out this summer," he said.

This summer is when Jorgenson plans on hitting a couple team camps. He will certainly be one of the players that Spartan Offensive Line Coach Dan Roushar wants to work with at the Spartan Senior Elite Camp.

This past fall Jorgensen 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.

Offensive line recruiting is always a prioriy in the Big Ten and Coach Dantonio belives is recruiting strong on the homefront. will be sure to keep tabs on Jorgenson in the coming weeks.

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