While most high school athletes grow up with a dream school in mind, Walled Lake (MI) Western 2019 ATH Kobe Myers didn’t grow up with a particular school in mind, but rather with the goal of one day playing in the Big Ten Conference, something that he will have the opportunity to do, if he so chooses.
Myers, who has received plenty of interest from #5 Michigan State, recently spoke with Spartan Nation about his recruitment and said that while he grew up a fan of Michigan State, he’s long wanted to play in the Big Ten.
“For me, personally, everybody has a dream school, but I wasn’t ever the type of kid saying ‘This is the dream school, I want to go here’,” he said. “I was the type of kid growing up where I just wanted to play in the Big Ten, so I never really had a dream school, but Michigan State is up there.”
So far in the recruiting process, Myers holds offers from Iowa, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Central Michigan as well as several other MAC offers.
Myers said that the recruiting process has been an enjoyable one for him because being a high level recruit is something that he and many other high school football players have dreamed of.
“I’m enjoying it a lot,” he said. “It’s very cool and it’s every kid’s dream to be recruited by big schools, so I’m enjoying it and it’s treating me well.”
Myers has been on campus a couple of times in recent weeks as he was first on campus for a spring practice and made a return trip to East Lansing for the Michigan State Spring Game.
Myers said that he enjoyed his time on campus and taking in the practice and getting the chance to see the coaches and his former teammate in high school, current Spartan wide receiver Cody White, at work.
“I made the trip up there, got to see a practice, got to see my old teammate, Cody White, I got to see him in action,” he said. “I thought it was great, everybody was flying around, it was intense, a lot of energy. I liked what I saw from the coaching aspect too, they were getting after it and that’s something that I really like.”
In his discussions with the Michigan State coaching staff, Myers, who is capable of playing on either side of the ball, said that the coaching staff currently has him listed as an athlete, but told him they envision him playing the ‘Star’ position, a linebacker/safety hybrid position.
Myers told Spartan Nation that he plans on being back on campus this summer for the Michigan State elite camp.
But with another year of high school football left, Myers said that he remains focused on improving his game, specifically his technique.
“I have to get better at my transitions, stopping on a dime, getting out of my breaks,” he said. “I think I have to tighten up my technique and getting out of breaks and taking people out.”
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