Pick your poison: Mississippi State has 13 commitments on board already, it is ranked within the nation’s top 10, and most importantly … it is ranked 28 spots ahead of Ole Miss. Which is the biggest news?
The Bulldogs are rolling, in a recruiting sense. In the last five years, Mississippi State hasn’t even finished in the top 20, much less the top 10. The Bulldogs’ top effort over the past half decade was a No. 22 finish in the 2012 class, and three times it didn’t even finish in the top 30.
And just this week, high end four-star safety prospect Jamal Peters named his top 10 — and Mississippi State was listed No. 1. He would easily top the Bulldogs’ commitment list if he came aboard. Four-star in-stater Malik Dear is another player who would top the charts for Mississippi State, and he could also come aboard soon.
So this is a nice change of recruiting momentum for the Bulldogs. They most recently landed their future QB in highly coveted Texan Chason Virgil and nine of the players who have come aboard out of the 13 are in-state products, the most recent of which was offensive tackle Tommy Champion, who joined the class on May 16, just a day after Virgil.
EDITOR’S NOTE: All rankings, team or individual, are based on composite rankings from 247Sports.com.
|NAT RANK||RECRUIT||HIGH SCHOOL/HOMETOWN||STAR||POS||HGT||WGT|
|7*||Donald Gray||Copiah-Lincoln CC (Wesson, MS)||4||WR||5’10”||185|
|307||Timothy Washington||Yazoo City (Yazoo City, MS)||4||DE||6’3”||200|
|432||Dontea Jones||Louisville (Louisville, MS)||3||WR||6’4″||200|
|463||Kentavious Thomas||Baldwin (Milledgeville, GA)||3||RB||5’11”||195|
|483||Jarvis Wilson||Tupelo (MS)||3||DB||6’2”||200|
|503||Jay Johnson||Bruce (Bruce, MS)||3||ATH||6’4”||210|
|556||Chason Virgil||West Mesquite (TX)||3||QB||6’2”||170|
|611||Cameron Myers||Oak Grove (Hattiesburg, MS)||3||ATH||6’2”||185|
|620||Deddrick Thomas||Memphis Central (TN)||3||ATH||5’9”||170|
|658||Chris Stamps||Warren Central (Vicksburg, MS)||3||DB||6’1″||170|
|861||Armani Linton||Walnut Att. Center (Walnut, MS)||3||DB||6’3″||195|
|905||Darrien McNair||Trinity Catholic (Ocala, FL)||3||DB||6’3″||210|
|989||Tommy Champion||Callaway (Jackson, MS)||3||OL||6’5″||260|
*– Indicates national junior college ranking.