Mississippi's top player Jeffery Simmons pulls the signing day shocker by inking with the Bulldogs of Mississippi State.

Mississippi State saved their best for last as the Bulldogs closed on National Signing Day with a flurry of solid prospects including the state's top recruit, Jeffery Simmons. Rumored to be a long team lean to Ole Miss, the Noxubee County standout tabbed Coach Dan Mullen and his staff as the lucky winners on this day.

Jeffery Simmons collected his first offer, while just a sophomore. That offer came from the Bulldogs of Mississippi State. Several other options followed as Simmons proved to be one of his state's top talents.

In the end, Simmons collected over twenty scholarship offers, but elected to visit just five programs. Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Tennessee all played host to the five star standout who decided early on that he wanted to spend his college years in the Southeastern Conference.

Ranked as the nation's #2 defensive end and #10 overall prospect, Simmons was one of the more coveted players in the nation. 

The finalists for Simmons' signing day autograph were Alabama, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, but in the end there could have only been one winner and that proved to be the Bulldogs of Mississippi State.

We will have more on this breaking story throughout the day as part of our continuing coverage of Mississippi State's National Signing Day event.

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