JLS's comments on incoming recruits

Michigan State got the letters of intent for 25 players, losing only Jesse Cole, who never showed up as expected from Florida State.

EAST LANSING - Michigan State got the letters of intent for 25 players, losing only Jesse Cole, who never showed up as expected from Florida State.

Smith talked about the incoming players and what each of them bring to the table:

Jason Diehl: "Diehl is here right now, he's a big strong kid. He's a guy who goes in the weight room right now and doesn't look lost by any means."

Connor Dixon: "He's a little bit skinny right now but he'll get a lot bigger and a lot stronger. He's very athletic." He and David Williams will be on the same all-star team playing against the kids from Ohio in the Big 33 game."

Charlie Gantt: "Tight end, can get down field. He's going to get nothing but bigger. He's one of these guys that love to be in the weight room."

Eric Gordon: "Eric is here on campus right now. Eric's grandfather played here. He was raised as a Spartan, a good football player."

Marcus Hyde: "He'll start (his career) here as a defensive back."

Jonathan Misch: "[A] good football player, makes plays, probably a linebacker."

Ogedmi Nwagbuo: "Getting bigger and stronger, [he] can move, [probably will play] inside, can run. He's number #90 (on the film), he'll be inside and he's getting stronger by the day."

Patrick Rigan: "He's got a big frame, we expect him to be a defensive end, he might be a tight end. For a big kid, he can run pretty good."

Josh Rouse: "You can see he's got some height, he'll fill out a lot, he'll probably be a good ten to twenty pounds heavier when the fall rolls around." (When shown on film behind center, Smith quickly added) He's not going to play quarterback."

John Stipek: "We hope that he can get big enough to become an inside guy, but he's got a great motor, he's going all the time. We finally got a player out of 'Cookie's' high school."

Devin Thomas: "A big strong kid, this guys going to be a player for us, he's going to help us a bunch right away." (When film showed Thomas tripping, Smith quipped,) "A little clumsy."

David Williams: "An inside guy for us, a return guy, he had too many runs like this - on kickoff returns and punt returns too count. He's the one that'll be playing with Connor in the all-star game."


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