Chase Kline, a linebacker from Chardon High School in Ohio, is rumored to be on campus in East Lansing this week.
Per 247Sports, Kline is taking a return trip to Michigan State and is bringing along his parents this time — which is usually a good sign that a prospect is seriously considering a school.
Edit (7/19): It appears Kline visited campus on Tuesday, July 18. Initial reports originally expected him to be there on Monday.
Kline is rated as a four-star outside linebacker according to Rivals, which also lists him as the No. 12 player in Ohio and 23rd at his position nationally.
247Sports lists him as a three-star prospect as both an inside and outside linebacker. Scout.com ranks him as the No. 7 outside linebacker in the Midwest.
Kline was originally offered by the Spartans in June, after he attended Michigan State’s elite camp.
Michigan State currently has two linebackers in its 2018 recruiting class — three-star inside linebacker Edward Warinner and three-star outside linebacker Jeslord Boateng. Both of whom are also from Ohio.
Kline stands at an intimidating 6-feet-4-inches tall, and weighs in at 225 pounds. He has said that Michigan State is attractive to him due to good coaches and the potential for early playing time.
A 100 percent 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction to the Spartans, a return trip to East Lansing and the fact that he retweeted Michigan State wide receivers coach Terry Samuel? Hmm, I think it’s very possible Kline will be the next recruit to pledge to the Spartans, but we shall see.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on this situation as it develops.
Update: Oh, and there’s this retweet as well:
Check out Kline’s highlights below (courtesy of his Hudl account):