Lankster is a Bulldog!

Mississippi State picked up some instant help in the secondary this weekend when Jones County Junior College shut down corner Ellis Lankster committed to the Bulldogs.

Ellis Lankster made his official visit to Mississippi State this past weekend. During the visit Lankster decided to verbally commit to the Bulldogs.

"My visit was real nice," said Lankster. "Aubrey Bell was my player host. The campus is really nice. I got to meet a lot of the players and everyone was real cool."

Lankster had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the Bulldogs' plans for him before he made his intentions known.

"The coaches told me they are ready to use me. I have the chance to come in and return some kicks and start at corner," said Ellis. "Coach Smith and Coach Croom are really nice and they seem to be the kind of guys that will make sure that you get your school work done and things like that."

Ellis explains that being recruited by his position coach also had an impact on his decision.

"I really like Coach Smith," said Lankster. "He tells you exactly what the situation is and he tells you how things are going to be. He is not going to lie to you."

Lankster got the guided tour around campus and came away impressed

The facilities are real nice. The locker room is really, really nice and I like the weight room a lot," said Ellis.

Like most football prospects who grow up in the deep south, Lankster has always wanted to play in the Southeastern Conference.

"Growing up in Alabama and all I really wanted to stay in the south and play in the SEC," said Eliis. "It's over for me. I know where I am going. I am not going to take any more visits."

The shutdown pass thief will be able to enroll at Mississippi State at the mid-term.

"I will be on campus January the 5th and be able to go through Spring practice," said Ellis. "I am looking forward to getting up there."

Ellis recorded six pass interceptions this fall earning him 1st team honors as a defensive back and a kick returner. Lankster chose the Bulldogs over offers from Memphis, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Virginia and West Virginia.

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