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Michigan State Spartans Football Welcome Aboard - 2016 ATH Jonah Morris

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2016 athlete Jonah Morris verbally committed to the Michigan State Spartans, becoming the ninth commitment for Mark Dantonio's 2016 class.

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Jonah Morris' newest Twitter avatar features him standing alongside a mannequin wearing Michigan State's home apparel, and head coach Mark Dantonio, who has a much larger smile on his face than his newest commit on Tuesday.

Morris, a three-star athlete from Archbishop Hobran High in Akron, Ohio, announced his verbal commitment on social media, sparking major praise from friends, family and Spartan supporters, becoming the ninth pledge for Dantonio in the 2016 class and the second to commit on Tuesday, along with St. Francis DeSales High cornerback from Columbus, Ohio, Austin Andrews.

The 6-foot-4, 190 pounder is the 29th overall prospect from the state of Ohio and the No. 50 overall athlete in the country by 247Sports. Morris brings the total of MSU commitments residing south of the Michigan border to six.

On film, Morris has the size and length to outmatch opposing defensive backs in open space at wide receiver. Defensively, he's not afraid to help out in run defense while coming down field to delivering a major hit.

Morris chose the Spartans over Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Western Michigan, Maryland, Minnesota and Illinois. He told Scout.com that the coaches could see him play outside linebacker, but does not care where he ends up. Along with linebacker, Morris may see time in the secondary or receiver, according to 247Sports.