2011 Focus: MSU Targets Massillon WR

Michigan State moved to secure the wide receiving talent pool in the program by offering a scholarship to one of the top wide receivers in the Midwest in the 2011 class. GET INside to find out who and why the Spartans extended an offer yesterday.

Michigan State knows that it will lose wide receivers B.J. Cunningham and Mark Dell to graduation next season, so it is moving early to secure several top targets in the 2011 class.

The Spartans have already offered their #1 priority at the position, Saginaw wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett, but today they moved into Ohio to try to grab another talented target.

Yesterday, Michigan State offered a scholarship to Devin Smith of Massillon, Ohio. The 6-foot-2, 175 pounder racked up 989 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns and totaled 1,013 all-purpose yards.

It's rare to find a talented wide out with Smith's size, who runs a sub 4.4-40 time, but Smith's self-reported 4.39 time is a head turner.

The Spartans will have a tough time prying this top talent out of the state of Ohio, but by starting early, they may be able to make inroads on a player who could really impact their receiving corps.

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