Mississippi State National Signing Day Recap


 Mississippi State Bulldogs

      • SEC TEAM RANK: No. 12
      • NATIONAL TEAM RANK: No. 38
      • LAST YEAR’S FINISH: No. 11 (SEC); No. 25 (nation).
      • NO. 1 CURRENT RECRUIT: ATH Jamoral Graham (No. 212).
      • SDS ‘SLEEPER’ STAR: Braxton Hoyett is a defensive tackle out of Alabama, and an incredibly mature kid. He’ll go far in Starkville, book it.
      • SUM THE DAY UP: It was sort of a hot and cold day for the Bulldogs, as they lost four-star DB prospect Tee Shepard to Ole Miss, but flipped Tennessee JUCO D-end commitment Cory Thomas. Other than that, it wasn’t as busy as several other SEC schools. Also, the Bulldogs found out Wednesday that high-end 3-star prospect Ravian Pierce has postponed his signing so that he can visit Starkville within the next few days. Pierce is a former Arkansas commit. He would be a solid addition in the next week or so.
      • OVERALL: Mississippi State really did a nice job down the stretch, adding key players to the program. And the cornerstones of its class—guys like Jamoral Graham, Aeris Williams and Gerri Green—have been on board for a long time and didn’t waver much. This is a tough conference to recruit in, and the Bulldogs held their own.

Editor’s note: All team and individual ratings referenced by Saturday Down South are according to 247Sports.com’s composite ranking, which averages all services. Team rankings are as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Here’s a look at the current commitments, with ranking and early enrollment details:

Brandon Bryant DB Tunica, MS 6’0″ 195 3
Deion Calhoun OL Fairfield, AL 6’3″ 310 3
Ronald Cochran OL Olive Branch, MS 6’5” 280 2
Will Coleman DE Tyler, TX 6’5″ 250 3
Logan Cooke K Columbia, MS 6’5″ 200 3
Deshon Cooper LB Decatur, GA 6’4″ 215 3
Lashard Durr DB Gulfport, MS 6’1″ 181 3
Nick Fitzgerald QB Richmond Hill, GA 6’5″ 205 3 YES
Jamoral Graham ATH Decatur, MS 5’11″ 165 4
J.T. Gray ATH Clarksdale, MS 6’0″ 190 3
Gerri Green LB Greenville, MS 6’5″ 210 4
Grant Harris DE Clinton, MS 6’5” 270 3
Jordan Harris OL Stone Mountain, GA 6’6″ 265 3
Braxton Hoyett DT Pelham, AL 6’3″ 275 3
Darrion Hutcherson TE Wesson, MS 6’7″ 260 3
Jesse Jackson WR Petal, MS 6’2″ 195 3
Elgton Jenkins OL Clarksdale, MS 6’4″ 285 3
Jocquell Johnson OL Wesson, MS 6’5″ 305 3 YES
Dontavian Lee RB Brooklyn, MS 6’0″ 200 3
Chris Rayford DB Byhalia, MS 6’1″ 200 3
Elijah Staley QB Marietta, GA 6’6″ 213 3
Cory Thomas DE McCalla, AL 6’6″ 270 3
Aeris Williams RB West Point, MS 6’2″ 208 4


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