It doesn’t necessarily warrant a trophy, but it does show how active a program’s coaching staff has been with recruiting.
Mississippi State now has nine commitments for the class of 2015, passing Clemson for the nation’s lead. The Bulldogs are also rated the No. 4 class in the nation, though this is a very, very early point in the recruiting cycle. However, to put the Bulldogs’ work into perspective, two SEC schools don’t even have commitments at all yet, and Florida–for instance–has only one.
The most recent addition was 6-foot-4, 200-pound wide receiver Dontea Jones out of Louisville (Miss.,). He is rated a three-star prospect by the 247Sports.com composite, while some services have him as high as a four-star prospect with a top 200 national ranking. Jones is one of four 2015 recruits to come aboard with the Bulldogs in the month of February.
Jones was highly coveted by Florida and Ole Miss, and also had offers from Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.