I had a chance to see Byron Bullough practice and speak with him on Monday. I asked him about his family connection to Michigan State. At the time, he said everything was wide open. "I don't even have an offer, so I don't have any options," he said.
That changed on Wednesday when Bullough visited Michigan State and was offered a scholarship and committed on Thursday, not a bad two days.
"It's been really exciting. It was eye opening. It happened so fast, but it's great to know about my future and to have my decision made is awesome."
On Monday, Bullough also said his college position was not yet set. A high school safety and running back, he was open to play wherever his future coaches wanted him to play. That is another question that was answered in the last few days.
"They're going to bring me in as a linebacker," Bullough explained. "I have two years to move in there. I'm 210 right now, so I know I'm going to get bigger and get to linebacker size."
From his grandfather Hank to his father Shane, Uncle Chuck and older brothers Riley and Max, Byron now continues the Bullough family lineage in East Lansing.
"It's very special. I've been to so many games there, know all about the program and the school and to add to the tradition there is great."
While seniors are struggling with their decisions, fielding phone calls, taking visits, and dealing with all the strife that comes with recruiting, Byron Bullough is done.
"It's great to know I've got my decision done and I can focus on playing this season and having a great next two years of basketball and football."