Two-sport standout L'Christian Smith has plenty of time before he must make a college selection or even a choice between football and basketball at the next level.
Saturday night, Smith traveled to Michigan State to watch the Spartans take on Michigan and came away excited by what he saw.
“It was great up at Michigan State,” said Smith. “I loved the atmosphere and everything that went along with it. I also liked the pride shown wearing the Michigan State colors. I really enjoyed my visit and it has been my favorite football visit so far. But it might have been from getting a chance to spend some time with some of the players after the game.”
It was his time with current Spartans that has Smith excited about the Green and White.
“It was a lot of fun hanging out with those guys as people think of them as super stars because they play on television,” he said. “But I got to see them off the field and found them to be normal and cool guys and a lot of fun.”
The Spartans have done a solid job of recruiting Southwest Ohio over the years and with a couple of players from the Dayton, Ohio area on the roster, Smith got a chance to talk firsthand with Spartans Vayante Copeland and R.J. Williamson.
“I spent some time with the guys from the Dayton area,” he continued. “To watch them beat Oregon and knowing they come from the same place, it was really cool. It allowed me to see myself there but I know it’s early and in the end it’s about who wants me the most.”
Smith also kept a close eye on Spartans receivers and after the game was able to pick the brain of one of the top Spartans.
“I not only watched Aaron Burbridge but got to hangout with him after the game,” said Smith. “I don’t think Michigan State would have won the game without him as he caught some clutch passes. He told me it was all about heart and wanting to go get it every day.”