Nick Tiano, scout's #1 quarterback prospect from the state of Tennessee, will make a return trip to Starkville to visit with future position coach Brian Johnson and the rest of the Bulldog staff. The three star signal caller reports that his interest in Mississippi State was piqued by the chance to play for Dan Mulllen. Tiano's area recruiter is Coach Billy Gonzales.
Gonazles was also able to land the commitment of Tiano's good friend Harrison Moon of Signal Mountain High School. The talented offensive tackle is ranked 4th best at his position in the state of Tennessee. Moon chose the Bulldogs over offers from Georgia Tech, South Florida and Vanderbilt as well as a late push from Penn State.
Scout's #1 running back for the state of Missouri, Alec Murphy, of Nixa, Missouri is excited to be back in his home state for his college football future. Murphy, a Florence, Mississippi native, chose the Bulldogs over offers from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State, Purdue and others. The chance to be back home and share his college experience with friends and family was simply too much to pass on.
Six Alabama prep products are on their way to Starkville for their official visits and plan to spend their college careers across state lines competing against their home state schools of Alabama and Auburn.
Ranked the #3 running back prospect in the state of Alabama, Pinson Valley product Nick Gibson turned down offers from the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Florida State, South Carolina and Tennessee among others to join the Bulldog football family.
One of the heroes of the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game was Shades Valley star Keith Mixon. While currently listed as a running back, Mixon is expected to play some in the slot once he arrives in Starkville as well as compete for a spot as a punt and kickoff return man. Mixon received close to twenty scholarships over the course of his recruitment, but felt that he had a home in the Bulldog offense.
Justin Johnson, Alabama's #1 receiver prospect according to scout, was the hero for his home state scoring the game winning touchdown in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game. Johnson, a long time Mississippi State commitment, will be on campus this weekend with his family to learn more about Mississippi State. Johnson is yet another Bulldog pledge who received double digit college scholarship offers during his selection process.
Bessemer City High School center Darryl Williams is also ranked #1 in the state of Alabama for his position. Williams participated in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game and chose the Bulldogs over several options including Auburn, Florida State and Kentucky.
Nike Opening participant Kendell Jones of Clay-Chalkville High School chose the Bulldogs over more than a dozen scholarship offers prior to leading his team to the 6A state championship in the state of Alabama. The standout defensive lineman comes to Starkville with an impressive resume and an extremely high ceiling as a college football prospect.
Defensive end prospect Anfernee Mullins is perhaps one of the biggest sleepers in the Mississippi State class. Blessed with the ability to explode through the ball carrier, Mullins is an intriguing prospect who has said more than once that Mississippi State is where he has always wanted to be. The Aliceville, Alabama product will get the chance to be back in Starkville for the weekend to learn more about his Bulldog outlook.
One confirmed visitor for the weekend is committed to another program. Boyton Beach, Florida standout quarterback Lamar Jackson is currently committed to Louisville, but still entertaining offers. Jackson is an extremely athletic prospect who could play a number of positions on the college level. The three star standout visited Louisville last weekend and will be in Starkville this weekend and Gainesville, Florida next weekend before announcing a final decision prior to national signing day.