Mississippi State lands a legacy for its eye-popping 18th commitment


As of this Friday afternoon, Keith Joseph’s son is a Mississippi State Bulldog. It’s not surprising, considering Joseph was a standout there on defense a little more than 20 years ago.

Keith Joseph Jr. is the 18th commitment in Mississippi State’s 2015 class. He is a three-star prospect out of Pascagoula (Miss.) and was offered by Arizona State, Cincinnati, Duke, Louisville and Nebraska, also. Ole Miss had not offered yet, but the staff probably figured it was wasting its time anyway.

The Bulldogs extended their offer in March. Joseph is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end, and is the No. 23 rated prospect in the state of Mississippi.

“I just believe that deciding to commit to MSU would be the best thing for me knowing that my dad played there,” Joseph Jr. told Saturday Down South shortly after making the decision official. Also knowing that I’m the 18th player to commit to MSU and the 10th from Mississippi is great. I believe MSU is on the come up and I am ready to be a part of the success. The way last year finished goes to show how close they are to being a SEC championship team.”

Joseph Sr. played from 1989 until 1992 for the Bulldogs.

The younger Joseph had 67 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 5 sacks as a junior in 2013. HIs commitment bumps the Bulldogs up to the No. 10 ranked class in America.

NOTE: All references to ratings are to the 247Sports.com composite.



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