Double downer: Mississippi State suffers back-to-back decommitments
In a matter of hours, Mississippi State’s 2020 recruiting class went from having 12 commitments down to 10 after suffering two decommitments on Wednesday evening.
The first announcement came from three-star receiver Alex Adams of South Pike.
“First off I want to thank my family & coaches for pushing me to the max effort. I have prayed about this situation. I’m announcing my de-commitment from Mississippi State University,” Adams tweeted out on Wednesday. “Thank You to all the coaches at Mississippi State. Please Respect My Decision!”
Adams pledged to Moorhead’s program back in February but as his recruitment has picked up, he’s obviously interesting in exploring his options heading into the summer of his senior season. Following his commitment to Mississippi State, Tennessee, Florida State and Arkansas all extended scholarship offers to the Magnolia native.
That announcement was soon followed by the decommitment of four-star Lideatrick Griffin of Philadelphia, Miss.
“I want to thank Coach Moorhead and the Bulldogs family for making me feel at home and letting me enjoy their campus and react with the player and coaches… By that being said, I will be decommitting from Mississippi State University now I’m open to all schools respect my decision,” Griffin posted on Twitter soon after Adams’ announcement.
Griffin had been committed to Mississippi State since November. He currently holds scholarship offers from Auburn, Ole Miss, Memphis and Southern Miss, among others.
Following these announcements, Mississippi State still has one of the better 2020 recruiting classes in the SEC as the 10 players committed to Moorhead’s program rank No. 5 in the SEC and No. 17 nationally in the latest recruiting cycle.