January 19, 2014

Enoch Smith Jr. loves his visit to MSU

Defensive lineman Enoch Smith Jr. of Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago, Illinois was one of the first commitments to the Spartan class of 2014 and was certainly a catalyst to the strong class they are bringing in. SpartanMag.com spoke with Smith Jr. following his official visit to Michigan State.

Smith committed to Michigan State last spring and he was very active when it came to talking with other top recruits about joining him in East Lansing. We asked him how his official visit this weekend went.

"It was great," Smith Jr. stated. "I fall in love with Michigan State every time I go back down there. I learned a lot more about their engineering department. I also learned that engineering is a rigorous program; therefore, many people have decided to change their major.

I also got a good feel of the defensive scheme and built a better relationship with the Michigan State coaches, Matt Morrissey, and Casey Schneider."

Smith has been to Michigan State numerous times since he made his commitment, but this weekend allowed him a lot of one-on-one time with the staff. Over the next four years Smith Jr. will be spending a lot of time with his position coach as well as the strength and conditioning coach. We asked him about Coach Ron Burton and Coach Ken Mannie.

"Coach Burton is like a second father because we talk about everything," Smith Jr. said. "While I was down there we had conversations about life and my family. We also talked about my education now and for the future.

I had the opportunity to sit and have a meal with Coach Burton, Coach Narduzzi, and Coach Dantonio. It was great because I was able to get a better feel for them.

Coach Mannie is an amazing guy. I love how he incorporates religion with everything. He also told me that they'll send me stuff in the mail, after I sign my letter of intent for workouts they want me to do."

The Michigan State coaches are definitely looking forward to having Smith Jr. on campus and continuing the outstanding defensive play they are known for. His presence, as well as the other defensive line commitments for the class of 2014, should be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

SpartanMag.com will have more on Smith Jr. and his commitment following signing day.

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