Deddrick Thomas made it double digits for Mississippi State late Tuesday, and the Bulldogs are only one of six programs in the nation to get to this size this quickly.
With more than nine months before national signing day, the Bulldogs have the No. 10 recruiting class in the nation. Thomas, a three-star “athlete”, will likely play one of the hybrid slot receiver type spots in Mississippi State’s offense, but he could probably be a contributor in a lot of spots. The Memphis (Tenn.) native’s speed and quickness are his definite strengths.
In the end, the Bulldogs and Ole Miss were definitely the two biggest programs going after the 5-foot-9, 170-pound Thomas. He also had Cincinnati, Duke, Southern Miss and hometown Memphis hot on his trail.
He is the Bulldogs’ 10th commitment. Penn State and Clemson share the national lead with 12 apiece, while Tennessee has the SEC lead with 11. Alabama, West Virginia and Mississippi State all have 10.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings.