National Signing Day


The big day is upon us. Here are all the football players who have signed with MSU! Welcome to Mississippi State to the following:

Offense (10)

Nick Schuessler – Loganville, GA. 6′-4″ 180 quarterback, rated as a 2-star. Turned down Middle Tennessee State and Colorado State to come to MSU.

Brandon Holloway – Tampa, FL.  5′-9″ 165 running back, runs a 4.37 – 40. Rated as a 3-star choosing State over Arizona State and Iowa State among others.

Xavier Grindle – Columbia, MS. 5′-11″ 195 running back, 4.4 – 40. Had offers from Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, and others.

Deonte Evans – McComb, MS. 5′-11″ 190 running back, 4.4 – 40. 3-star with offers from Ole Miss, UAB, LA Tech, etc.

Gus Walley – Leakesville, MS. 6′-4″ 215 tight end, 3-star. Turned down offers from Louisiana Lafayette, UAB and Southern.

Frederick Brown – Jackson, MS.  6′-2″ 185 wide receiver, rated as a 3-star. Had offers from Memphis and Ole Miss.

Artimas Samuel – Columbus, GA. 6′-2″ 205. Rated as a 3-star by Rivals, 2-star by Scout. He turned down offers from Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and many others to be a Dawg.

Justin Senior – Originally from Canada, but went to Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, VA. 6′-6″ 280 offensive lineman who does not have a star rating by Scout or Rivals. Turned down offers from Ball State, Akron, Memphis, and Indian State.

Devon Desper – Madison, MS. 6′-5″ 296 center, rated as a 3-star. He was MSU’s first commitment for this class – March 26, 2011.

Cole Carter – Caledonia, MS. 6′-6″ 270 offensive guard; 3-star by Scout and 2-star by Rivals. He was born to be a Bulldog – both his parents are alumni.

Defense (14)

Quay Evans – Morton, MS. 6′-2″ 318 defensive tackle. Rated 5-star by Scout and 4-star by Rivals. Think of a school, he turned down an offer from them to come to State.

A. J. Jefferson – Summit, MS.  6′-2″ 250 defensive end, and is rated a 3-star. He chose MSU over Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Memphis.

Ryan Brown – Marrero, LA. 6′-5″ 240 defensive end, rated as a 3-star. Offers from Colorado and Pittsburgh among others.

Jordan Washington – Suwanee, GA.  6′-2″ 275 3-star defensive end (could play some LB as well). Turned down offers from about a dozen schools, Ohio State being one of them.

Nick James – Long Beach, MS.  6′-5″ 330 defensive tackle rated as a 4-star by Scout and 3-star by Rivals. Turned down offers from LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Arkansas, Auburn and many others.

Torrey Bell – River Ridge, LA. 6′-5″ 225 defensive end. 3-star choosing State over Southern Miss.

Nelson Adams – Brandon, MS. 6′-5″ 298 defensive tackle, rated as a 3-star. MSU was the first school to go hard after him, he was an early commit and other schools backed off.

Beniquez Brown – Florence, AL. 6′-2″ 200 outside linebacker. Rated as a 4-star by Scout, 3-star by Rivals. Chose State over just about every school in the SEC.

Richie Brown – Long Beach, MS. 6′-2″ 220 middle linebacker, rated as a 3-star. He had offers from Tennessee and Ole Miss among others.

Adarrius Perkins – Brooklyn, MS. 6′-2″ 210 defensive back/wide receiver (likely to play safety). Rated a 3-star by Scout and Rivals. Had offers from Ole Miss and Southern Miss.

Kivon Coman – Florence, AL.  6-1″ 190 defensive back, rated as a 3-star. He chose MSU over Tennessee and South Florida among others.

Will Redmond – Memphis, TN.  6′-0″ 175 defensive back, runs a 4.4 – 40. Rated as a 4-star and chose Mississippi State over Georgia, Ohio State, Miami (Fl), Clemson, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Notre Dame, the list goes on.

Quadry Antoine – Belle Chasse, LA. 6′-0″ 210 safety, rated as a 3-star. Turned down offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Missouri, and many others.

Cedric Jiles – Clinton, MS. 5′-10″ 170 defensive back. Rated as a 3-star choosing State over Southern Miss.

Special Teams (1)

Devon Bell – Vicksburg, MS. 6′-3″ 190 punter, kickoffs – 3-star by Scout, 2-star by Rivals. Chose State over Auburn and Ohio State.

*These are the 25 signees for 2012; the JuCo signees from December are part of this class as well even though they were “back-counted” for the 2011 class which ended with 22.