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Enoch Smith leaves Michigan State Spartans

Enoch Smith Jr. would have been a redshirt sophomore this year after making three appearances in 2015.

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

With a new season looming, the Michigan State Spartans are losing defensive tackle Enoch Smith Jr.

Smith announced on Wednesday that he is leaving the program.

A 6-2, 293-pound nose tackle, Smith was recruited from Mount Carmel High School in Chicago (IL) out of the 2014 class. He committed to Michigan State in April of 2013 as a three-star defensive lineman with offers from Tennessee, Arizona, Notre Dame, and N.C. State among others.

Smith would have been a redshirt sophomore this season after making three appearances (Air Force, Maryland, Penn State) in 2015. He recorded his first career tackle vs. Maryland. The most recent depth chart had Smith listed as fourth-string behind Malik McDowellRaequan Williams and Gerald Owens.

This certainly doesn't help a Spartans team that lost a ton of bodies along the defensive line this offseason, but Smith was not expected to be a factor this season.