While still in the early days of the Mississippi State coaching search, a key player has already announcement his endorsement.

RB Kylin Hill has put his support behind former Mississippi State defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who’s been in the same role at Florida for two seasons, to be the next head coach in Starkville. Grantham is a veteran coordinator, who previously coached at Louisville and Georgia, along with the Cleveland Browns.

In 2017, Grantham was a nominee for the Broyles Award as the top assistant coach in the country. The Bulldogs were ranked third in the SEC and 10th in the country in total defense. MSU produced six non-offensive touchdowns in 2017, including a league-leading four defensive scores. The Bulldogs returned an interception for a touchdown in three straight games, a first since 2007.

As a DC or defensive line coach, Grantham has worked under Nick Saban, Frank Beamer and Bud Foster at Virginia Tech, Romeo Crennel in Cleveland, Dom Capers in Houston and Wade Phillips in Dallas.

Earlier, Hill sent a tweet that made many wonder if he has second-guessed his decision to leave for the NFL Draft.