Dan Mullen going after another prospect with strong Mississippi State ties
It would appear Dan Mullen has his sights set on poaching prospects from his former school, Mississippi State.
On the same day as Mississippi State commit and Seminary, Miss., native Nathan Pickering announced he plans to take an official visit to Gainesville, Malik Heath announced the Gators had extended him a scholarship offer. If you were unaware, Pickering is MSU’s highest-rated commitment for the 2019 recruiting cycle while Heath was the school’s highest-rated signee in the 2018 class.
After failing to qualify at Mississippi State, Heath enrolled in Copiah-Lincoln Community College. He was rated as the No. 1 overall prospect from Mississippi in the 2018 recruiting cycle and stuck with his pledge to MSU after Joe Moorhead took over in Starkville.
Heath took to Twitter to announce the news on Wednesday:
blessed to have an offer from university of Florida🐊🔶🔵 pic.twitter.com/wZTn5JXS1O
— Ugly〽️an🤦🏾♂️ (@MalikHeath2) October 30, 2018
As if Florida’s trip to Starkville wasn’t awkward enough for Mullen and the Mississippi State fan base, while the two sides are not scheduled to meet on the field for the foreseeable future, they continue to battle each other every day on the recruiting trail. If there wasn’t enough animosity between the Hail State faithful and the new Florida coach, stealing elite prospect out from under the school will only serve to stoke those flames moving forward.