Mississippi State off to a solid start in recruiting

Vernon Bailey, Publisher
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This past week Mississippi State gained their 11th commitment for the 2018 class when defensive tackle Aaron Morgan chose the Bulldogs.

The class is currently ranked in the top 40 in the Rivals team rankings, No. 39 at this point overall and seventh in the SEC.

Morgan was the first commitment from the state of Florida this year. MSU has eight commitments from the state of Mississippi and one each from Alabama and Texas.

The class has three wide receivers and one commitment for the following positions: offensive line, quarterback, tight end, linebacker, defensive line, defensive back, kicker and athlete.

The highest rated recruits as of today are two four-star prospects, quarterback Jalen Mayden and wide receiver Malik Heath. Both have been given a 5.8 rating by Rivals.

The largest commitment is offensive lineman Kwatrivous Johnson at 6-foot-9 360 pounds. Quite a difference between Johnson and the class' smallest commit, defensive back Esaias Furdge who is listed at 6-foot 160 pounds.

How does this class compare to last year? As of 6/25/16 Mississippi State had only nine commitments compared to the current 11 in the 2018 class.

Starkville receiver Cameron Gardner will obviously have no need to travel far to enroll while Aaron Morgan will need to go 865 miles from his Miami home to reach the MSU campus.

As previously mentioned Morgan was the most recent commitment and the the first to commit was wide receiver Nero Nelson. Back on July 7 of 2015 Nelson committed to the Bulldogs but then enrolled at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

It's worth mentioning that tight end Brad Cumbest is currently being evaluated by Rivals and once his rating is added to the class you can expect the team ranking to jump several spots.

To see the complete list of current commitments take a look at our list here and you can also find each below: https://mississippistate.rivals.com/commitments/football/2018

Wide Receiver

3 STARS

Mississippi St
Wesson

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 175.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Mississippi St.

Wide Receiver

4 STARS

Mississippi St
Jackson

RR: 5.8

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 200.0

Class: 2018

POSITION
187
NATIONAL
1
STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Mississippi St.

Offensive tackle

3 STARS

Mississippi St
Greenwood

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'9.0"

Wt: 360.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Mississippi St.

Cornerback

3 STARS

Mississippi St
Clarksdale

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 162.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Mississippi St.

Wide Receiver

3 STARS

Mississippi St
Starkville

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 205.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Mississippi St.

Kicker

3 STARS

Mississippi St
Fort Payne

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 170.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Mississippi St.

Inside linebacker

3 STARS

Mississippi St
Tupelo

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 225.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Mississippi St.

Athlete

3 STARS

Mississippi St
West Point

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 185.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Mississippi St.

Dual-threat quarterback

4 STARS

Mississippi St
Sachse

RR: 5.8

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 196.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Mississippi St.

Tight end

3 STARS

Mississippi St
Moss Point

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'6.0"

Wt: 225.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Mississippi St.

Defensive tackle

3 STARS

Mississippi St
Miami

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 242.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Mississippi St.

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