Georgia RB transfer to visit Michigan State football this weekend

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I think it’s safe to say at this point that Jonathan Smith is on fire. Earlier on Friday we found out that Michigan State football is bringing in a transfer running back from UMass on Monday who ran for 1,100 yards this past season on an official visit.

Now Smith is bringing yet another running back on an official visit beginning Saturday.

This running back is no joke, and is coming from SEC powerhouse program Georgia.

Running back Andrew Paul from Georgia just announced that he will be making an official visit to Michigan State on Saturday, just in time for the Spring Showcase. Paul has only spent one season in Georgia after he committed to the Bulldogs as a three-star out of high school, but he had a very solid freshman season.

During his one season at Georgia, Paul had 29 carries for 129 yards and one touchdown. I know these stats don’t jump out at you, but they are as a true freshman in the SEC at a program like Georgia. But when you factor in that Paul averaged 4.4 yards per carry this season, that’s when you realize that he has a lot of potential. So with more time to develop and build strength, as well as an increase in playing time, it’s clear that Paul has a chance to be a really good running back.

The work Smith has done so far this transfer portal cycle has been something we haven’t seen before at Michigan State. Smith seemingly is getting whoever he wants on a visit to East Lansing, which is no easy task. I know we shouldn’t celebrate the job Smith has done until players start committing, but so far Smith has done everything we could have hoped for and more.

The tide is turning in East Lansing, and getting a guy like Paul to join the program for the foreseeable future would be a huge step towards getting Michigan State back to the level of competing for championships.