A talented mix of in state talent and out of state juniors enjoyed a day with the Bulldog staffers learning more about what the Bulldogs had to offer student athletes. Each prospect was paired up with a current Mississippi State player who should them the sights and answered their questions about what to expect should those prospect choose Mississippi State.
24 of the 26 received an offer from Mississippi State including 2016 star Tre Jackson. The two who did not pick up official tenders from the Bulldogs were Terrelle West of Clay Chalkville and Michael Collums of Yazoo County.
15 of the 26 at one point were part of the Mississippi State class, with eleven of the group signing a national letter of intent earlier this month. The four one time Dogs who wound up elsewhere were Jay Johnson, Armani Linton, Kentavious Thomas and Jarvis Wilson.
Here is a look back at who attended and where they ended up on signing day.
Armani Linton (Walnut, MS) - Ole Miss
Alec Murphy (Nixa, MO) - Mississippi State
Chris Stamps (Vicksburg, MS) - Mississippi State
Dontea Jones (Louisville, MS) - Mississippi State
Fletcher Adams ( Brandon, MS) - Mississippi State
Jarvis Wilson (Tupelo, MS) - Georgia
Jay Johnson (Bruce, MS) - East Mississippi Community College
Jonnas Spivey (Bay Springs, MS) - Mississippi State
Justin Johnson (Hoover, AL) - Mississippi State
Kennan Barnes (Madison, MS) - Louisiana-Lafayette
Kendell Jones (Pinson, AL) - Mississippi State
Kentavious Thomas (Milledgeville, GA) - Georgia Military College
Leo Lewis (Brookhaven, MS) - Mississippi State
Mark McLaurin (Collins, MS) - Mississippi State
Michael Collums (Yazoo City, MS) - Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Nick Gibson (Pinson, AL) - Mississippi State
Terrelle West (Pinson, AL) - Middle Tennessee State
Tim Washington (Yazoo City, MS) - Mississippi State
Trey Smith (Madison, MS) Louisville
It is clear that for many of the players who ended up signing with Mississippi State the early unofficial visit to campus laid the groundwork for their recruitment. If you're looking for hot 2016 names, then the Mississippi State 2015 junior day list may prove to be a good place to start.