Mississippi State football lands former Southern Miss commit, 3-star OL Jayden Hobson

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State football's Egg Bowl celebration got a boost less than 24 hours after the win against Ole Miss.

Offensive tackle Jayden Hobson announced his commitment to MSU via social media Friday night. He is a three-star prospect, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, out of Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Hobson is the 17th commit in Mississippi State’s upcoming class and the 15th three-star prospect. He is the fourth offensive tackle in the class, joining Joe Crocker, Zay Alexander and Malik Ellis.

Hobson committed to Southern Miss in June before decommitting on Nov. 7. He decision to decommit came less than two weeks after getting an offer from MSU and two days after attending MSU's win against Auburn.

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Nov 24, 2022; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Mike Leach speaks with quarterback Will Rogers (2) during the first quarter of the game against the Ole Miss Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 24, 2022; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Mike Leach speaks with quarterback Will Rogers (2) during the first quarter of the game against the Ole Miss Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

He also fielded offers from Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Liberty, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Samford, UT Martin and West Virginia.

The Egg Bowl win concluded MSU's regular season with an 8-4 record and 4-4 mark in SEC play.

Stefan Krajisnik is the Mississippi State beat writer for the Clarion Ledger. Contact him at skrajisnik@gannett.com or follow him on Twitter @skrajisnik3.

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