Bean Likes In-State Schools

Bean Likes In-State Schools

Southfield (Mich.) junior WR Brandon Bean has visited Michigan and Michigan State, and despite being a Wolverine legacy, enjoyed both visits.

Brandon Bean is a 6'1, 185-lb junior receiver that has spent the last two seasons on the Southfield High varsity. This season, he caught seven touchdown passes for a team that made a deep playoff run, leading to interest from a lot of colleges.

"Michigan State, I hear from them a lot," he said. "I keep in touch with Coach Brad Salem. I've been to a couple of their games. I hear from Mississippi State, Penn State, recently, and I've been hearing a lot form Syracuse. They invited me down for a game, their game against Cincinnati."

Another school that has been in touch is Michigan, where his father, Vince Bean played. Brandon had a chance to see his first game in Michigan Stadium as a recruit last weekend, taking in the Wolverine win over Nebraska.

"Obviously, Michigan was great. I was excited to be there. The atmosphere was great. Just looking at the crowd and all those people, I was mesmerized that it's a place I could be if I choose to be a part of that. Michigan looks great."

Because of his dad's connections, Bean says he grew up with the Maize and Blue, and the coaches, as a result, knew about him too

"I talked to Coach Heck. He's the wide receivers coach and I talked to the O-Coordinator, Coach Borges, and both knew who I was. My dad played under Bo Schembechler. When I was a little kid, I always had a dream to be like my dad and play at Michigan. It's getting closer and closer now, but Michigan has always been part of this household."

That said, the Spartans have made a real impact on Bean, as he says, "I can't lie, I really like Michigan State."

A big part of that was getting to see their thrilling win over Wisconsin earlier in the season.

"That was my first Big Ten game. MSU versus Wisconsin and it was an amazing homecoming night. Watching them is when I first knew I wanted to be part of the Big Ten. It was something amazing to watch."

Bean says he will be in Ann Arbor this weekend for the Michigan-Ohio State game.

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