Mississippi State’s “Summer Slam” cookout is off to a hot start. Mike Leach’s program has already picked up 3 commitments on Friday night for the 2023 class.

Hattiesburg linebacker Tabias Hinton got the party started. Tupelo offensive tackle Zay Alexander quickly followed. Florence ATH Zakari Tillman completed the trifecta with pledge No. 3 of the night.

Hinton is listed at 6-3, 215 pounds and rated 3-stars, the No. 6 Mississippi product, No. 33 linebacker and No. 407 prospect overall in 2023 on the 247Sports Composite. He has picked up 8 scholarship offers in his recruitment.

Tillman, listed at 6-2, 230 pounds, is listed under the multi-position ATH designation. He’s rated as the No. 87 linebacker (3-stars) on the 247Sports Composite. Tillman told Paul Jones of Gene’s Page that he is excited to play for MSU’s defensive coaches.