Mississippi State lands All-American defensive end out of Florida
Mississippi State had a big pick up it couldn’t announce until Saturday. But during the All-American game college declaration event on NBC, Deonte Anderson announced he had signed with the Bulldogs last month, and will take his 6-foot-3 and 225-pound frame to Starkville for the Class of 2021.
Anderson is from Fort Meade, Florida, and is ranked the No. 26 weakside defensive end in the country by the 247Sports Composite, and the No. 63 player in the state of Florida.
Anderson’s Top 6 earlier this month was Mississippi State, South Carolina, Central Florida, Penn State, Georgia Tech and Nebraska. He became the 21st signee of the Bulldogs’ Class of 2021 and is now the fifth-highest rated signee in the class.
“I just looked at all of these coaches and what I want to major in,” said Anderson, per Gene’s Page. “All of these schools have a good sports management major and I had a good connection with these six schools and their coaches.”
“It was always good with Mississippi State,” said Anderson. “Since the spring, I have been able to talk to their whole staff and they made me feel like a priority. They made me feel wanted from the start. Since Coach (Jamar) Chaney got to Mississippi State, we hit it off right away and it turned into a great relationship. He played there, too, so he was able to give me that kind of insight.”
“I have watched their defense this year and I see the way they pursue the ball. I like their defensive linemen, too, and they have good hand placement and technique. That shows me how well-coached they are.”
— All-American Bowl (@AABonNBC) January 2, 2021
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