2014 LB Commit Byron Bullough Ready to Show What he Can do for Pat Narduzzi & Mark Dantonio at Michigan State
Next season, MSU will add yet another Bullough to its roster. Spartan 2014 commit Byron Bullough, linebacker out of Traverse City St. Francis High School, is well aware what his family name means to the Spartan football program and heâ€™s ready to add his contributions to the Bullough legacy at MSU.
Bulloughâ€™s recruitment to MSU lasted all of one day, committing in 2012 the day after being offered a scholarship by Michigan State. With signing day quickly approaching, Bullough is excited finally start his journey at MSU. Bullough told listeners during an interview on Spartan Nation Radio heâ€™s anxious to move down to East Lansing and begin life as a Spartan. Â â€œIâ€™ve been there so much, Iâ€™m ready to start the college life, start the workouts, start school, and I am just really looking forward to it.â€
Bullough understands that he is joining the MSU football program at an unprecedented time in its history. Coming off a Big Ten title and Rose Bowl championship, the Spartan football program has elevated itself to new heights and has become one of the top programs in the nation.
For Bullough, that success only has heightened his desire to get to MSU as soon as possible. â€œTo go into a program right now as successful as Michigan State program is right now just makes it that much more excitingâ€, continuing, â€œI couldnâ€™t be more grateful to head into that.â€
Since his early commitment, there have been questions as to where Bullough will end up on the field when he does arrive in East Lansing. Its seems as if that issue has been resolved, with Bryon and the MSU coaches deciding he will play outside linebacker for the Spartans.
A supremely gifted athlete, Bullough possesses football instincts that can rarely be coached. He has a natural ability to find the ball and possess great vision on the field. Like the rest of the Bulloughâ€™s, Byron works tirelessly perfecting his game and says prepared to bring that work ethic with him to MSU. â€œI am going to come to work every day, try to get better in everything that I do, and I am not afraid to stand back up after I get knocked downâ€
During his Spartan Nation Radio Interview, Bullough explained that part of what made his decision to choose MSU so simple was his relationship with the coaches who recruited him.Â Bullough says that he and linebacker Coach Mike Tressel are always in touch, either on over the phone, through texting, or on Facebook. That kind of communication and genuine understanding that the coaches care about him as a person is something that Bullough says he couldnâ€™t get there anywhere else, adding â€œthatâ€™s why I was not so hesitant to come to State because of the way the coachesâ€™ care about you, the way they treat you.â€
Bullough â€œcanâ€™t say enoughâ€ about the great things Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi has done at MSU. â€œHe (Narduzzi) brings fire, he brings energy, he brings knowledge. Itâ€™s pretty awesome to know that Iâ€™m going to be playing for him.â€
Another chip off the Bullough block, Byron is blessed with great humility, despite his obvious talent, and is well aware that football is not the only important aspect of his life. Blessed with a family that has raised him to value the importance of academics, not just athletics, Bullough says he will try and be the best student athlete â€œdefinitely with the student coming first.â€
Like Byron, we here at Spartan Nation equally excited for Bullough to start his career at MSU. The Bullough family, from Hank, Shane, and Chuck, to Max, and Riley, has created an unrivaled football legacy in East Lansing built on toughness, integrity, and hard work. Â Byron will undoubtedly continue this tradition, adding his own chapter to the illustrious Bullough history at Michigan State.Â