4-star DE commits to Mississippi State
Four-star defensive end Emmit Gooden committed to Mississippi State on Thursday evening at an event at his high school.
The 6-foot-3, 280-pound prospect from Brownwood, Tenn., chose the Bulldogs over offers from LSU, Tennessee and Alabama among others.
Haywood's Emmit Gooden has committed to play football at Mississippi State. https://t.co/I3JXEtZx2e
— Brandon Shields (@JSEditorBrandon) December 18, 2015
Gooden was named Tennessee’s Mr. Football Class 4A lineman of the year in late November and was the seventh-ranked prospect in Tennessee and the 13th-ranked strong-side defensive end in the nation according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
There is also a family tie-in to the Bulldogs as Gooden’s older brother, Jarvis Varnado, played basketball at Mississippi State from 2006-2010.
Gooden is the 15th commitment in the 2016 recruiting class for Mississippi State.