MSU offer changes English's outlook

Junior defensive end Darius English from Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern received a visit from Michigan State quarterbacks coach Dave Warner Monday, and picked up an offer from the Spartans in the process.

“Coach Warner stopped by the school and offered me,” English said. “I was excited because that is the first big school that isn’t close to home to offer me. They were first in the Big Ten conference last year.”

The 6-foot-6, 215-pound prospect holds additional offers from Arkansas, Illinois, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi State, South Carolina, South Florida and Vanderbilt. English recorded 17 sacks and 73 tackles, 12 for loss, in McEachern’s base 3-3-5 defense last season.

English said he has a new top four now that MSU has thrown its hat in the ring.

“My new top four are Arkansas, South Carolina, Kentucky and now Michigan State,” English said. “Coach Warner seemed like they are really interested in me (and) they won a lot of games last year. They’re a team that is going to be good for a while.”

English plans on visiting South Carolina, Arkansas and Mississippi State sometime in June. English plans to visit MSU in July and make his decision before the start of his senior season.

“I really want to make my decision before the season starts so I can focus on winning a state championship,” English said.

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