Michigan State Head Baseball Coach Jake Boss Jr.'s recruiting philosophy has been start from the inside out. Three years ago, he stayed true to that by nabbing two local stars in Haslett's Ryan Jones and Grand Ledge's Tony Weiber.
“You look at the way they play the game, they play with a level of confidence that not a lot of guys play with, they do the little things the right way. They both come from very good programs and knew how to play the game when they got here,” MSU head coach Jake Boss Jr. Said.
“It's been a dream come true really, I mean you can't ask for much more than a new stadium right when you come in and the people around us are so great, you can't ask for much more as a college kid coming in so I'm loving my time here,” Haslett alumni and MSU Junior second basemen Ryan Jones stated.
These two locker-mates and good friends came in knowing of each other, especially of their talents, as they played against each other all through high school. So the questions begs, who owned that rivalry?
“Ah, I think we won every time, so it wasn't much of a rivalry,” Grand Ledge alum and MSU utility player Tony Weiber added.
“We're buddies and he's a good guys and obviously one of the best second basemen in the country,” Weiber added.
“I gotta admit he crushed us, but it was always fun to play Grand Ledge because they were the best and you knew that Tony Weiber was the best there so, there was no rivalry but we can call it one,” Jones added.
While there's still plenty of this season left, you can bet that next year as seniors, this dynamic duo will own this team and both local stars believe it could be a special season.