Blount High School (AL) wide receiver Reggie Todd joins the Bulldog class.

Mississippi State picked up some big news on Monday night when Blount High School (AL) 2016 wide receiver announced that he would be joining the Bulldog program later this summer. Over the course of the weekend, rumors began making the round that Todd was close. Earlier this evening, Todd removed all doubt about his intentions.

Taking to his personal Twitter account, Todd made a public declaration about his college recruitment.

"I've decided to further my football career and take my talents to Mississippi State," the message said. 

Furthering his football career is a new direction for Todd who originally planned to enroll at New Mexico State to play basketball, but a strong senior season yielded some new opportunities for the Mobile, Alabama product. 

After reeling in 45 passes for 1,308 and 11 scores, Todd played his way on to the Mississippi State radar, but a Bulldog scholarship did not materialize until after national signing day. Todd took an official visit to Starkville recently and things changed in a major way.

In the end, Alabama and Mississippi State were the final paring. The Tide had offered a potential gray shirt opportunity, while Mississippi State had an available scholarship ready for fall enrollment. 

Todd has drawn comparisons to the Bulldog wideout he is being signed to replace, De'Runnya Wilson. Wilson was also a basketball player turned X wide receiver. While Wilson won a Mr. Basketball award in his home state of Alabama, Todd was a finalist for the same honor.

As a senior on the hardwood, Todd averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds per game earning a spot on All-Star team in the annual Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game.

Todd is the second post-signing day addition to the Mississippi State 2016 signing class. Sarasota, Florida wide out, Osirus Mitchell, signed on with Dan Mullen's team after spurning late offers from Bowling Green, Illinois, Minnesota and Wake Forest among others.

All told, the Mississippi State signing class will have a final tally of 20, with one signee, Nero Nelson, expected to take the junior college route before enrolling at Mississippi State. South Bend, Indiana standout, John Michael Hankerson's situation is still pending. 

Todd and Mitchell join Phenix City, Alabama standout Jamal Couch as new additions to Coach Billy Gonzales' personnel grouping. All three X receivers measure 6-5 or above. Both Mitchell and Todd are awaiting NCAA clearing house approval before enrolling at Mississippi State for the second summer school session slated to begin in July.

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