Taking Stock

Mississippi State received some good news yesterday when Shreveport, Louisiana defensive tackle T.D. Moton returned to the Bulldog fold. The Bulldog 2015 signing class currently sits at 28 names, but there are still some names of interest out there as Dan Mullen and his staff look to close out their signing class in style.

With precious few spots left in what is currently a top 15 class, Mississippi State can afford to be a little picky and save the final slots for true difference makers. A few names remain in contention for inclusion in the famed "DawgFam15"

Courtney Miggins: Defensive line, Pearl River Community College, Stock:

Miggins became more of a priority for the Bulldogs after Maurice Swain elected to sign with Auburn in December. Miggins, a spring graduate, has been on the Bulldog radar after a solid sophomore season in Poplarville. The one time Louisiana-Lafayette signee, has seen his stock rise after two years in the junior college system. Mississippi State is in the final three along with North Carolina State and Kentucky. The Wolfpack is set to host Miggins this weekend and it appears that they have some work to do. After weekend excursions to Starkville and Lexington, the permanent SEC opponents appear to be neck and neck heading into the final weekend. The most recent talk behind the scenes has been favorably for the Bulldogs.

Kiola Mahoni: Offensive line, San Mateo Community College, Stock:

Mahoni has been in the conversation for the past few months after he was uncovered in the Bulldogs' nationwide search to unearth immediate contributors on the offensive line. Mahoni, a long time Louisville lean, was originally scheduled to visit Mississippi State last weekend, but those plans changed. It appears that the situation remains fluid and there are no guarantees that the talented big man visits Starkville this weekend.

Armani Linton: Safety, Walnut High School, Stock:

Linton committed to Mississippi State very early in the 2015 recruiting cycle, but then elected to change his pledge from the Bulldogs to the arch-rival Ole Miss Rebels. Linton has maintained his allegiance to the Rebels throughout the season, but there is some talk that he may not be completely closed to the idea of a visit to Mississippi State this weekend. While a visit offers no guarantees, getting him on campus would be a very positive step in many respects. Linton has the versatility to play a number of positions, but appears to prefer safety over any offensive position.

Leo Lewis: Linebacker, Brookhaven High School, Stock:

Lewis has been a hot topic of conversation throughout the recruiting process and the final week promises to be eventful. The All-American is set to host coaches from LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss this week prior to a scheduled visit to LSU. Head coaches Dan Mullen and Hugh Freeze are both expected in Lincoln County this week to make their final in person sales pitches. Lewis has visit both Mississippi State and Ole Miss, but has remained radio silent about his feelings about each school. There is precious little information out there from Lewis himself, but tons of speculation. The only thing that is certain is that this one will be a hard fought battle until his national letter of intent is signed.

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