January 19, 2007

Spartans lock up All-Ohio punter

Punter may not be the most glamorous position on a football roster, but when it comes to field position no other position is quite as important.

With All-American Brandon Fields graduating, Michigan State needed to sign a top-shelf punter in the Class of 2007.

The Spartans had one of the top prep punters in the nation on campus for an official visit last weekend in New Concord (Ohio) John Glenn Star Aaron Bates. Michigan State followed up with an in-home visit this week and received a commitment from Bates, a two-time all-Ohio selection.

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