Oct 6, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Tim Beckman against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. The Badgers deafeated the Fighting Illini 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Football Recruiting: Illinois Offers Matt Sokol


The Illinois Fighting Illini took their recruiting to the state of Michigan on Monday as they extended an offer at Rochester native Matt Sokol. Sokol is a athlete from the class of 2014.

Sokol has received offers from the Illinois Fighting Illini, Michigan State Spartans, Bowling Green Falcons, Central Michigan Chippewas, and Eastern Michigan Eagles.

Out of his five offers, the Michigan State Spartans seem to be at the top of the pack. The 247 Sports Crystal Ball currently has MSU as a 100% predicted spot to land the 2014 recruit.

Last season, Sokol played quarterback, linebacker, and defensive end atRochester High School.

The biggest strength that Sokol brings to all of his positions is his size and build. The 2014 recruit stands tall at 6’5″ and weighs 220 pounds.

When looking at the tape of Sokol, he uses his size to his advantage.

As a quarterback, he completely towers over his opponents on the field. He uses his height to launch passes down field in the passing game while he uses it to carry defenders down the field in the run game.

On defense, Sokol is an explosive pass rusher. No matter if its at the linebacker or defensive end position, he is quick on the outside off the snap to get into the backfield.

The 2014 recruit currently is not ranked by 247 Sports, Scouts, or Rivals.

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