Big Week For Bulldogs?

Mississippi State begins fall practice on Monday. The Bulldogs return a talented roster that is expected to be one of the more entertaining teams this fall. Before the Bulldogs strap on the practice pads, some news that bodes well for the future may be on the way.


Earlier today, the family of 2015 Mississippi State signee T.D. Moton received word that he is expected in Starkville on Sunday when the team reports to begin fall practice. A source close to the situation reported that Moton's grandmother received the good news shortly after she dropped him off at his high school for summer workouts.

Moton initially committed to Mississippi State before re-opening his recruitment and pledging his allegiance to Alabama. In the final weeks of the 2015 recruiting calendar, the Shreveport, Louisiana product decommitted from the Tide and signed on with Mississippi State after all.

The three star standout worked hard during the spring semester and on into summer school to pass muster from the NCAA Clearinghouse. With his arrival in Starkville set for Sunday, it appears that hard work has paid off.

Another Bulldog signee who has remained in limbo for much of the summer, Farrod Green, now reports that he too will enroll at Mississippi State on Sunday. Green was a central figure in the 2015 signing class providing solid leadership among the in state targets.

Green spent most of his high career as a receiver, but is expected to begin his career on Coach Scott Sallach's depth chart as a tight end. The tight end position is one of need on the Bulldog roster and Green is expected to challenge for playing time early in his college career.

The Wesson High School standout committed to Mississippi State after a stellar showing at the Mississippi State three day camp last summer.

Recent Mississippi State camper Jay Jones of McAdory High School is rumored to be close to a decision. Jones picked up early offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Mississippi State among others.

Jones camped at Mississippi State during the June camp sessions and then returned to Starkville for the Big Dawg camp on July 17th. As his fall camp sessions begin, Jones is contemplating a pre-season decision.

The scuttlebutt suggests that the Florida Gators may have the lead at the moment, but Mississippi State is also considered one of the finalists. The coming days should provide some answers about Jones' intentions.

Another Alabama product that Mississippi State fans should keep an eye on is Florence, Alabama linebacker Erroll Thompson. Thompson announced over the weekend that he planned to make his college selection this Friday. The final five for Thompson are Alabama, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan and Mississippi State.

Prior to Alabama's offer to Thompson, the Bulldogs of Mississippi State led due to the experiences Thompson's former teammates Beniquez Brown and Kivon Coman were having in Starkville.

With the camp sessions over and his senior season on the horizon, it appears the Bulldogs are once again the serious player for Thompson's commitment.

A little closer to home, Philadelphia High School offensive lineman Greg Eiland reports that he is getting close to a decision.

"Right now, I'm looking at going to Mississippi State," Eiland said. "I am going to be messaging Coach (John) Hevesy today to talk about everything."

Eiland reports that his relationship with Hevesy, the Mississippi State offensive line coach, is a big reason why the Bulldogs are high on his list.

"I just have a great relationship with him," Eiland said. "I believe that he can get the most out of me and help me get to the next level some day. I enjoy working with him."

Another main attraction for the Bulldogs is the success the program is having recruiting in state players. Eiland reports that he has a solid rapport with another Mississippi State target, Scott Lashley.

"I have known Scott for a long time," Eiland said. "It would be great to be on the same team together. We are two of the top lineman in the state, so I think that could be something to see. I know I would enjoy playing with him. He's a great player."

Eiland holds offer from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Texas and many others. The Bulldogs surged into the lead after a trio of summer visits to Starkville to visit and work with Coach John Hevesy.

From the sound of things, Bulldog fans may have plenty to celebrate this week. With return of Bulldog football coming Monday and the possibility of more talented players joining the Bulldog fold, there is plenty to cheer about.


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