Four-Star WR Smith Withdraws MSU Commitment

For the second time this week, a prospect has withdrawn his commitment from Mississippi State.

Corey Smith, a wide receiver from East Mississippi Community College, flipped today and committed to Ohio State, Bulldawgs247 has reported. He is a four-star prospect, according to 247Sports.

Smith is part of a large receivers group in MSU’s 2013 class, and he might be the most talented. Last season for EMCC, he had 51 catches for 733 yards and nine touchdowns. Smith has been pursued by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer for a while. The Buckeyes offered him a scholarship on Oct. 16, and he took an official visit there on Jan. 11, per 247Sports.

MSU coach Dan Mullen, of course, worked under Meyer for several years at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida.

Smith’s loss leaves State with 22 commitments for this class. On Sunday, South Panola offensive lineman Deon Mix de-committed, and there have been concerns about the status of five-star commit Chris Jones, a defensive end from just up the road in Houston.


I am the online content coordinator for I also co-host The Memo and Prep Rally podcasts and host the Newsbreak program. Previously at the Journal, I covered Mississippi State athletics (2008-13), high schools (2004-08), and was on the copy desk (2002-04).

Posted in Football, Recruiting
  • jkamykowski

    Not suprising. He is originally from Akron so he gets to stay close to home.

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