Mississippi State just picked up a big commitment for the program’s 2022 recruiting cycle as Louisiana native Javae Gilmore just announced his pledge to join Mike Leach’s program.

Gilmore is now the highest-rated prospect currently committed to Mississippi State’s 2022 recruiting class. That’s impressive considering the Bulldogs have 17 prospects committed for the 2022 recruiting cycle.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Louisiana native is rated as a three-star prospect, the No. 40 linebacker and the No. 17 overall prospect from Louisiana in the 2022 recruiting cycle according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Gilmore looks to be an ideal fit in Zach Arnett’s 3-3-5 defensive scheme as he has the frame of a hybrid linebacker/safety that is heavily featured in the system.

To get an idea of what Mississippi State is getting in Gilmore, check out his junior season highlight reel: