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A Chicago athlete visited Saturday and wound up staying Sunday -- and was glad he did.

Mark Dantonio talks with campers prior to MSU's one-day camp Sunday.
Mark Dantonio talks with campers prior to MSU's one-day camp Sunday.
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Chicago St. Rita athlete Tommy Mister spoke highly of Michigan State before he even visited the campus, but his visit went differently than planned.

"I came down Saturday and was going to go home with my parents," Mister said, "but Coach (Ron) Burton said Enoch (Smith) and Brian Allen and others were staying there so I could talk with them about MSU.

"My parents said since we stayed at Iowa State for two days, I might as well do it here, too. So Brian Allen, Enoch Smith, Chris James were here and I stayed with them and we all went to Buffalo Wild Wings and stayed at the Marriott."

Having the other recruits, including commits, around him during his visit was the highlight, Mister said.

"I visited (Saturday) and I liked it and all, but I loved that I stayed," Mister said. "It was great hanging with Allen, he was really funny and always singing. I played basketball with the linebacker commits and (Byron) Bullough beat me in one game and I told him he was the first white kid to beat me. I had a lot of fun with those guys.

"They were telling me all the ins and outs and why they love it there."

Mister spent time touring campus and meeting coaches Saturday, but the time spent with Coach Mark Dantonio left a lasting impression.

"My mom and dad really fell in love with Coach D," Mister said. "We talked with him for an hour and he really surprised me. He doesn't act like he does when you see him on TV."

Mister said his dad loves the Big Ten and is "100% percent MSU."

Mister also didn't plan to camp at MSU on Sunday, but borrowed equipment and did so anyway and felt he performed well and was in the top few running backs there.

Originally intending to make a decision on June 23, Mister said he might push his decision back now -- also after receiving a Wisconsin offer Monday.

-- It's not every day that a defensive end winds up doubling as his school's kicker and punter, but that is exactly what Glyeb Ewing does for Waukon (Iowa).

Ewing, who set the school record for PATs as a freshman, camped at Michigan State last Wednesday.

"I got an invite and I knew Michigan State is good and wanted to spark some interest and, obviously, I did," Ewing said. "I had talked to a bunch of schools but not really MSU, so I wanted to check out the campus and the school, too."

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Ewing, who has five offers, including Oregon State, impressed the coaches enough that they spent time talking with him after the camp.

"I just explained about me, where I'm from and who has been talking to me," Ewing said. "I met Pat Narduzzi, Ron Burton and Brad Salem, who is my recruiting coordinator. They said they really liked my speed."

Ewing had 77 tackles last season, including 26 for a loss and 5.5 sacks. He also was 38 of 46 on extra points.

He also has or will camp at Colorado, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, Iowa, Minnesota or Oregon and Oregon State.

-- 2015 Appoquinimink (Del.) quarterback Landon Archangelo made the trip out to East Lansing for the one-day camp Sunday for his second visit to East Lansing.

Archangelo, who trained with Kirk Cousins before Cousins became a star at MSU, visited for the spring game a few years ago.

"I actually was at the spring game with Kirk and Keith (Nichol) dueling it out about four years ago," Archangelo said.

This time, he came to show the coaches what he can do and said the camp went really well.

"A lot of the coaches talked to me throughout the camp in different drills," he said. "They complemented me on my footwork and football IQ.

"In 7-on-7, Coach Dantonio was watching my rep when I shot a post up the field for a 40-yard touchdown and told me, 'good read, son.'"

Archangelo, who is transferring to Christ School (Arden, N.C.) this year, also went on a tour of the facilities and watched film in the quarterback room. He said he hopes to come back for a game this fall.

-- Michigan State has been targeting the state of Florida heavily in this class and one of they players they have offered is cornerback Amani Oruwariye, who plans to get up to East Lansing soon.

Oruwariye is planning a visit to MSU in July with his mom. He will visit Rutgers then come to MSU and from East Lansing, he will go to Louisville.