July 2, 2008

Another Hyde looking at Spartans?

One of the players that attended the Michigan State Elite Camp in June was Micah Hyde of Fostoria High School in Ohio. Hyde is the brother of current Spartan safety Marcus Hyde. With over half a dozen scholarship offers already in hand, Hyde is one of the better defensive back prospects in the Buckeye State for the class of 2009. SpartanMag.com has the latest on his recruitment.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Hyde already has a significant amount of offers on the table. Spartanmag.com as him specifically what schools have already pulled the trigger on a scholarship?

"Bowling Green, Toledo, Ohio University, Akron, Miami of Ohio, pretty much everyone n the MAC except Central and Western Michigan has offered me as well as Cincinnati," he said.

What about the Big Ten schools?

"Northwestern seems very close to offering me," he said "They just said they want to see me raise my ACT score a little bit more. I am also hearing from Michigan State as well. I was up there for their camp a few weeks ago."

Hyde is a solid student who already has received a qualifying test score on his ACT.

Hyde is very familiar with the Spartan program due to his brother and he has been on campus several times. His brother was listed as the second string strong safety during spring practice and hopes to see significant playing time this fall.

SpartanMag.com asked Hyde what type of feedback he got from the Michigan State staff based on his camp performance?

"They said they really like me. They said they have offers out to a few other players, but I am definitely one of the players they are looking at. I thought I did pretty well at the camp."

Accoring to Hyde, the Spartans like him as a defensive back recruit. Northwestern has indicated that they believe Hyde could project on either side of the ball for them. The Cincinnati Bearcats like him as a wide receiver. The majority of MAC programs are also recruiting Hyde as a defensive back.

Hyde informed us that he does not have a preference as far as position.

One of the main reasons why teams like Hyde at different spots is due to him being a tremendous all-around athlete. In addition to excelling on the football field, Hyde is also is an All-District basketball and baseball player.

Last fall Hyde threw for over 2,000 yards and 23 touchdowns and rushed for another 900 yards and scored 12 times to lead Fostoria to an 8-3 record and a spot in the state playoffs. For his efforst, Hyde was named 1st team All-League at both quarterback and defensive back as well as All-District.

With a solid list of offers on the table, SpartanMag.com asked Hyde if a decision could be coming soon?

"I think I am going to wait a bit," he said. "I will probably take a few visits before I make my choice."

Hyde should have plenty of options as far as official visits go. It would not be a surprise if he picks up additional BCS level offers this fall. Several Big East and Big Ten schools are keeping a close eye on Hyde.

SpartanMag.com will be sure to follow-up with Hyde in the coming months. Be sure to check out his junior highlight video linked below.

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