Mike Leach’s program is starting to heat up on the recruiting trail as Mississippi State has just landed its second commitment in as many days.

The latest good news comes from Lexington, Miss., native Corey Ellington who announced his commitment to the Bulldogs on Thursday. Ellington’s decision comes just a day after 6-foot-6, 277-pound offensive lineman Makylan Pounders committed to Leach’s Mississippi State football program.

Rated as a three-star prospect, Ellington is listed at 6-foot-3, 190-pounds, the No. 17 overall prospect from Mississippi and the No. 158 receiver nationally by 247Sports Composite Rankings. Ellington’s commitment comes not long after receiving a scholarship offer from Arkansas.

Following this news, Mississippi State now holds eight commitments in the 2021 recruiting cycle. The class ranks No. 7 in the SEC and No. 34 nationally at this time.

Ellington plays both sides of the ball for Holmes County High School at receiver and safety.

Mississippi State’s 2021 Recruiting Class

Player
Rank/Position
Stars
State
Sawyer Robertson
#9 Pro-style QB
4-star
Texas
Brandon Buckhaulter
#88 Receiver
3-star
Mississippi
Kadarius Calloway
#63 Athlete
3-star
Mississippi
Daniel Greek
#28 Pro-style QB
3-star
Texas
Makylan Pounders
#85 offensive tackle
3-star
Mississippi
Amariyon Howard
#79 Running back
3-star
Mississippi
Corey Ellington
#158 receiver
3-star
Mississippi
Thomas Davis
Unranked Weakside DE
Not rated
Georgia