EAST LANSING - Michigan State has received another high profile verbal commitment, this time from Canal Fulton (OH) Northwest star offensive lineman Nate Klatt according to published reports.
Klatt, 6-foot-5, 280-pounds joins Micajah Reynolds and Blake Treadwell as members of a future Michigan State offensive line that features players who are big and physical.
In a recent story on Scout.com, Klatt told BuckeyeSports.com's Bill Greene "I wasn't real happy about how I played early in (his junior season) because I felt my technique wasn't where I needed to be."
"Then I felt in week's two and three I started playing the way I should. Then I broke a bone in my ankle and wasn't able to practice at all. I never missed a game, but not being able to practice hurt my technique. Late in the year, when I was able to start practicing again, I felt I started playing really well again. The middle of the season I was basically playing on one leg. In the playoffs I feel I played really well and it was the first time I played without any pain."
Despite the spate of injuries, Klatt was being recruited by a number of Midwestern schools inclusing Notre Dame, Boston College, Pitt, Purdue, Indiana, Louisville and to a lesser extent Ohio State.
Klatt's head coach, Vic Whiting is quoted by the Massillon (OH) Independent newspaper as stating of his star offensive line prospect, "He's got a great opportunity in front of him to become a starter his second year there. They have a junior starter right now and then he'll move right in and play."
"It's a good thing for him, he likes the program and of course coach (Mark) Dantonio is there and he runs a great program. He's got a chance to win a lot of games, be coached well and have a great experience. They've been on him for a long time."
GSN congratulates Klatt on his commitment and welcomes him to the Michigan State family.
Nate Klatt Commits To Michigan State
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