Detroit Southeastern senior wide receiver Fred Smith made a verbal commitment to attend Michigan State on Sunday.
Smith, who is 6-foot-2 and weighs 200 pounds, chose the Spartans over Michigan. Smith said he runs the 40 in 4.4 and is a four-star prospect according to recruiting Web site Rivals.com (five stars is the highest ranking). Smith cited two major factors is his decision: He will be allowed to play basketball at MSU and a teammate, defensive back Charles Burrell, also has committed to playing football at MSU.
Smith is the fourth commitment for the class of 2008.The commitment is non-binding and athletes can make it official on National Signing Day in February.