As he prepares for his senior season of high school football, Zeeland (MI) East 2019 running back Josh Fusco has seen interest in him pick up and is starting to hear from Division 1 schools, including Michigan State.
Spartan Nation recently caught up with Fusco and spoke with the 5-foot-11, 190 pound running back about the interest he’s received from the Spartans and he said that he’s been told that the coaching staff would keep in touch with him and also invited him to #15 Michigan State’s junior day.
“They came into our school a couple of weeks ago,” he said. “They were just saying that they love my film and everything and they were going to keep in touch. I’m going to come out for a junior day and they’re keeping in touch with my coach too.”
Fusco said that Michigan State is currently looking at him to play running back at the next level, but said that he could play somewhere on the defensive side of the ball as well.
“Right now, I think it’s as a running back, but I think it could transfer to safety,” he said. “But right now, they’re just saying I’m a good athlete, so they could really see me anywhere.
When it comes to Michigan State for the 2019 standout running back, Fusco said that he’s grown up a Michigan State fan and said that he’d be interested in joining the program if the Spartans were to extend an offer.
“I’ve always grown up loving Michigan State,” he said. “My stepmom has always been a big fan, so they sort of grew on me. I always watched them as a kid and it’d be awesome to play for them and be a part of that program.”
Although he does not hold a Division 1 offer as of yet, Fusco has received interest from several programs recently, including interest from Central Michigan, along with Michigan State.
Fusco, who also noted that he plans to camp at Michigan State this summer, along with attending the junior day, said that was in East Lansing for the Spartans’ win over Maryland during the fall and said that he came away impressed with the campus and the atmosphere on gameday.
“It was honestly amazing,” he said. “Being down on that field was unbelievable, there were so many people, it was loud, it was just a great experience.”
As far as making a decision is concerned, Fusco said that he’s in no rush to commit to a school, but also said that if he’s offered by the right school, he could see himself taking advantage of the early signing day period and signing with a program in December.
“I really don’t,” he said. “But if I find a school that I really like by the early signing period and I think I can be a part of that program and stay for four years, I’d sign early. But as of right now, I don’t know what will happen.”
While the Spartans haven’t offered Fusco as of yet, a potential offer is something that the 5-11, 190 pound running back said would mean a lot to him, for a number of reasons.
“It would mean a lot, honestly,” he said. “The recruiting process is hard, you have to work hard, you have to show teams that you really deserve a scholarship over other kids. Getting a scholarship from them would mean a lot, honestly.”
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