On Wednesday, Mississippi State missed on a four-star receiver straight from its backyard.

Receiver A.J. Brown, who played at Starkville High School and is rated as the No. 5 WR according to 247Sports, chose rival Ole Miss instead of the Bulldogs and the Crimson Tide.

Needless to say, MSU fans weren’t happy about it, but Brown defended his decision not to join his hometown university.


The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Brown shed more light on the situation with this tweet, which he later deleted.

“I’m the bad guy of Starkville now … Ask coach Mullen how many times he came and saw me I can count on one hand. I could careless honestly.”

Obviously, he doesn’t feel coach Dan Mullen recruited him hard enough.