Mattie Blount wide out plans to enroll for classes next week

Mississippi State inked a total of 20 players for the 2016 recruiting cycle. Four of those players were still pending NCAA clearance earlier this week. At least one of those hopeful for NCAA approval received some news about his pending enrollment on Thursday.

Wide receiver Reggie Todd reached out to Thursday night to provide an update on the day's events.

"I got the call today that I was cleared," Todd said. "I hadn't really been responding to anybody until I heard something. The coach called me today and told me that I was ready to go."

Todd is one of a trio of prospects hoping to join the Bulldog team next week in both workouts and summer school classes. Sarasota, Florida standout pass catcher Osirus Mitchell reported earlier this week that he expects to make the move to Starkville in the coming days. Hammond, Louisiana standout Cameron Dantzler was to complete his final on line coursework today. Dantzler's final grade will be forwarded the the NCAA Clearinghouse in hopes of gaining an approval for July enrollment.

While the official University release is not expected until after all of the newcomers are cleared and enrolled for coursework, Todd reports that his name will be on that list when it is finally made public.

"I am supposed to be up there to start class on Tuesday," Todd said. "I am excited and ready to get up there and get to work."

While Dantzler, Mitchell and Todd are all potential second summer session enrollments, one Bulldog signee is not expected to join the team until August. Earlier this week, DeSoto Central offensive guard Dareun Parker reported that he has some remaining coursework to compete and is targeted for an August enrollment when the full varsity begins fall camp.

Fourteen other members of the 2016 signing class are already on campus having either enrolled for the spring semester or the first round of summer courses in June. Two others will be enrolling at other institutions in hopes of gaining their eligibility and joining the Bulldog program at a later date. 

Hollandale-Simmons All-Stater Nero Nelson will begin his college career at Co-Lin Community College in Wesson, Mississippi, while South Bend, Indiana speedster John Michael Hankerson plans to enroll at Jehovah-Jireh Prep in Matthews, North Carolina.

Todd was a late qualifier and late signee for Coach Dan Mullen and his staff. The Bulldogs targeted Todd in the weeks leading up to signing day and then made a post signing day offer when it appeared that Todd was on track to qualify. 

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