Over the course of the last four months Mentor (OH) 2019 offensive lineman Nick Samac has seen his recruitment rise as he’s received several Division 1 offers and picked up an offer from #5 Michigan State last week.
Spartan Nation recently spoke with the 6-foot-4, 270 pound lineman about his new offer from Michigan State and Samac said that he’s obviously excited to have an offer from the Spartans.
“It’s a blessing, you dream about this - playing at the varsity level - all of the time,” he said. “I know it doesn’t happen for everyone, so I definitely wouldn’t take anything for granted, but when hearing it for the first time, I was just mind blown. It’s just amazing.”
Along with his offer from Michigan State, Samac holds offers from Akron, Ball State, Kent State, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Miami (OH), Temple, and Boston College, who is the most recent school to extend an offer to him.
Samac’s offer from Michigan State comes just a couple of weeks after taking his first visit to Michigan State and the 3-star interior offensive lineman said that what stood out most about his trip to East Lansing was how he was able to connect with the coaching staff.
“The number one thing that stood out to me was the coaches and how I interacted with them,” he said. “Coach Bollman and coach Staten are the first couple of coaches that I talked to and immediately, I grew a relationship with them and I knew that I could trust them with my success. It’s a great coaching staff, I talked to coach Dantonio a little bit and he just seems like a very wise coach and they know what they’re talking about. Another thing that stood out to me was the campus, it was beautiful.”
Samac said that he received his offer from Michigan State after Michigan State Co-Offensive Coordinator and tight ends coach Jim Bollman attended his workout and added that he has been in contact with Bollman and offensive line coach Mark Staten regularly since his visit.
When he was offered by the Spartans, Samac said he was on the phone with Bollman, Staten and head coach Mark Dantonio, who told him that he likes what he’s seen from the standout lineman on film.
“He just told me that he really likes my film, he likes the player that I am,” he said. “He let me know that they don’t just hand these offers to just anyone and that I definitely should stay humble and just keep working hard because these offers don’t just get handed out to anyone.”
Considering there is plenty of time before he needs to make a college decision, Samac told Spartan Nation that he isn’t in any rush to make his choice and also said he thinks he will camp at Michigan State this summer. Samac also noted that he is “Definitely going to consider the Spartans” when he comes close to making a decision.
When it comes to Michigan State, Samac said that he believes the Spartans like his size and athleticism and also added that he wants to continue improving on the mental side of the game.
“Honestly, what I think they might like most about me, just my opinion, but maybe my size and how well I move,” he said. “I’m just saying this based off of what coaches have told me before. I do think I move pretty well for my size. What I need to get better at is growing my knowledge of the game and learning my offense better and know what to do more, just on the fly decisions and be more wise in the game.”
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