Mississippi State receiver Malik Heath reportedly arrested, facing several charges
With few big-time players set to return at the receiver position in Starkville this season, Mississippi State is hoping for a breakout season from Malik Heath but the former junior college standout may have just made that goal harder on himself for the coming fall season.
According to Tyler Horka of the Clarion-Ledger, Heath was arrested this week after being caught driving 20 miles over the speed limit, driving without a license and without insurance, driving with improper equipment and driving under the influence.
Heath was taken into custody and jailed at the Winston-Choctaw Regional Correctional Facility but has since been released.
Mississippi State is aware of the situation and plans to gather additional information before commenting any further on the situation.
Heath signed with Mississippi State in the 2018 recruiting cycle and was rated as one of the best overall high school prospects from the state of Mississippi at that time. While he signed with the Bulldogs out of high school, Heath had to go to junior college for two seasons before he could qualify at Mississippi State.
He went on to play two seasons at Copiah-Lincoln Community College before once again signing with the Bulldogs. Heath was rated as the No. 9 junior college prospect in the 2020 recruiting cycle and signed with the Bulldogs over Florida, Ole Miss, Kentucky and South Carolina.