The Mississippi State football team had two prized recruits in their backyard at Starkville High School, but could only reel in one of them.
February has been a rough month for the Mississippi State football team. On Tuesday, we learned the Bulldogs lost out to Alabama on Scott Lashley, the Four Star Offensive Tackle who was considered a lock for Mississippi State, to Alabama. Today on National Signing Day, the Bulldogs only got one of the coveted prospects they wanted out of Starkville High School.
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Kobe Jones is a four star defensive tackle who will bring depth to the Mississippi State defensive line. With Chris Jones heading to the NFL, Jones might see playing time right away as a freshman in 2016.
With the good news came some bad news. A.J. Brown, one of the most gifted wide receivers in the 2016 class, left Dan Mullen and the Mississippi State football team high and dry to sign with dreaded rival Ole Miss.
It’s the second huge miss for Dan Mullen. The Golden Triangle had four top tier prospects in the backyard for Mississippi State football, and so far, Dan Mullen and his staff have only been able to sign one of them.
The fans and coaches will now turn their attention to Noxubee County High School to wait on the announcement of the number 1 recruit in the state, Jeffrey Simmons. Mississippi State football fans are hopeful Simmons will sign and salvage what has been a difficult recruiting cycle, but most of the signs point toward Simmons signing with some one else.