Mississippi State may have one more 2014 signee coming this week


There is one last ‘big guy’ target left out there for the SEC’s class of 2014–and he may be done with the process by this weekend.

Ravian Pierce is a south Florida product who was originally committed to Arkansas but he and the school parted ways in January, shortly before national signing day. Pierce, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound tight end prospect, then looked like he would probably stay close to home and sign with Florida Atlantic.

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But at the last second, Mississippi State’s interest ramped up and Pierce decided to take advantage of something few prospects do: He decided to use this as a national signing period instead of hurrying into a decision on national signing day. The period actually begins the first Wednesday in February, but athletes can sign letters of intent for multiple months, as long as the schools are still extending the offer.

The Bulldogs did. Pierce finally got up to Starkville for an official visit this past weekend, and he told 247Sports.com he would like to sign a letter of intent with a school by this weekend–which seems to bode well for the Bulldogs.

Pierce is right on the verge of being rated a four-star prospect, and he is the No. 15 tight end in the nation.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.

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