Spartans go to 19 commits with Smith's verbal

MSU's John L. Smith is wracking up a nice recruiting year as he gets his 19th verbal from Canton, Ohio's Nick Smith, a 6' 5", 255-lb lineman who projects as a defensive tackle for the Spartans

(EAST LANSING)- The Michigan State Spartans got their 19th verbal of the recruiting season when Canton, Ohio lineman Nick Smith agreed to play footballl for coach John L. Smith.

Smith told the Canton Repository that making his decision would allow him to contrate on his studies the rest of his senior year.

"Making this decision now is a great relief," Smith said. "Instead of taking all those visits, I can be with my friends and concentrate on the rest of my senior year."

Smith was a all-Ohio selection. Michigan State defeated Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Kentucky for Smith's services.

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