Official visit list update for Mississippi State. State adds Florida players to their official visit lists.
I have confirmed the dates for 27 recruits with 10 others also saying they will come in for a visit.
On January 9th, Mississippi State will welcome at least 15 players. Included in that group are 3 offensive linemen, 4 linebackers, 2 wide receivers, 1 defensive end, 1 wide receiver/defensive back, 1 quarterback and 3 running backs.
Of those fifteen, three are currently committed to MSU....
OL Roland Terry, 6-7, 260, Lamar School.
OL Jeffrey Farr, 6-4, 300, Pell City (AL) HS.
LB/DE Jazz Johnson, 6-0, 245, Litchfield (AL) HS.
The other twelve are....
LB Gabriel O'Neal, 6-2, 210, Columbus HS.
LB Rory Johnson, 6-2, 215, Vicksburg HS.
LB Kris Guyton, 6-2, 202, Hillcrest (AL) HS.
DE/OLB Kevin Bradley, 6-2, 227, Seventy-First (NC) HS.
WR/DB Anthony Mitchell, 6-2, 190, Oxford HS.
WR Maurice Taylor, 5-10, 160, Vicksburg HS.
WR Antonio McCoy, 6-1, 170, Starkville HS.
QB Kisan Flakes, 6-1, 192, Lovejoy (GA) HS.
RB Norris Smith, 5-9, 205, Blanche Ely HS (Pompano Beach, FL.)
RB Lavarus Giles, 6-1, 205, Ray Brooks HS.
RB Brandon Jackson, 6-0, 205, Horn Lake HS.
OL Dio Herrera, 6-3, 305, Hollywood Christian (Hollywood, FL.)
Mississippi State will welcome at least 6 more players on the 16th of January - 2 linebackers, 2 defensive backs and 2 wide receivers.
Of those five, one, 6-3, 205-pound wide receiver Dudley Guice, is committed to MSU. Dudley recently transferred from Trinity Episcopal School to Jefferson County HS.
The other five players are...
DB Mario Bobo, 6-0, 170, South Panola HS.
DB Quentin Griffin, 6-0, 155, Rome (GA) HS.
WR Tony Burks, 6-4, 206, Harrison Central HS.
LB Dustin Lindsey, 6-4, 215, Davidson (AL) HS.
LB Jordin Lindsey, 6-4, 220, Davidson (AL) HS.
On January 23rd, MSU welcomes at least 6 players - 1 defensive end, 1 linebacker/defensive end, 1 offensive lineman, 1 quarterback and 2 defensive backs. They are...
QB Darrell Strong, 6-4.5, 238, Plantation (FL) HS. Talented enough to play other positions.
OL Drew Davis, 6-7, 270, Sparta (AL) Academy.
DE Cortez McCraney, 6-4, 225, Southaven HS.
DE/LB Nick Williams, 6-3, 240, Plantation (FL) HS.
DB Fred Akines, 6-3, 190, Clarksdale HS.
DB Jabari Marshall, 5-11, 169, Mays (GA) HS.
One MSU commitment, WR Chris Lark, 6-2, 190, Pickens County (AL) HS, will visit, although I don't know the date of the visit.
I have also heard that the 9 players listed below are rumored to be visiting MSU but I haven't confirmed the information.
QB Omar Haugabrook, 6-0, 205, Glades Central HS (Belle Glade, FL.)
QB D.T. McDowell, 5-11, 195, Tucker (GA) HS.
RB Markus Manson, 6-0, 190, Hillcrest (AL) HS.
WR Kelvin Chandler, 6-2, 171, Dillard HS (Ft. Lauderdale, FL.)
LB Vernon Smith, 6-1, 230, North Lauderdale Academy (Ft. Lauderdale, FL.)
LB/DE Alton Boudreaux, 6-2, 228, Lafayette (LA) HS.
LB/DE Peria Jerry, 6-3, 260, South Panola HS.
DB Greg Hinds, 6-0, 200, Southaven HS.
DB Terrell Jackson, 5-11, 185, Puckett HS.
Seven of the players visiting are members of The Clarion-Ledger Pre-season Dandy Dozen list - Gabriel O'Neal, Tony Burks, Terrell Jackson, Greg Hinds, Rory Johnson, Brandon Jackson and Lavarus Giles.
Oak Grove HS linebacker Garry Pack, another Dandy Dozen selection who was rumored to be visiting MSU, told me last night that he isn't visiting. Garry said he is somewhat interested in MSU, just not enough to take an official visit.
Check back daily for additional official visit news.
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