Mississippi State Bulldogs News and Notes: Anderson turns down MLB

The world of Mississippi State athletics never stops. From recruits turning down the MLB and everything else in between, here are the latest news and notes for your July 4th!

  • 2017 baseball signee Jordan Anderson turns down professional offer in favor of playing for Mississippi State

Jordan Anderson is apart of Andy Cannizaro’s first signing class at Mississippi State. Anderson was one of the more sought after recruits in the nation. He decided to turn the MLB down and play for Cannizaro in Starkville.

Bulldawgs247’s Robbie Faulk wrote a great piece on the incoming outfielder:

“My parents and family are really educationally based and knowing that MSU has a great Kinesiology school there with a great SEC baseball presence, it was a no brainer.

“I still got calls throughout the draft and if there was something that was mutual we could agree on I would have considered it but we stuck with our number. I had intentions of going to school so it was going to take something very high to pull me away.”
Anderson said his financial advisor fielded the inquiries from the MLB teams and he wasn’t sure when or where he had options of going early on. There were options in the first five rounds of the draft but nothing that met his desires to skip out on the college baseball experience.

Anderson was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 40th round of last month’s draft. He will have an opportunity to make an impact for the Bulldogs next spring.

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  • Mississippi State baseball sees players excelling in summer league.

Mississippi State is coming off a surprising Super Regionals appearance in Andy Cannizaro’s first season. Here is how the group of Bulldogs are doing in this summer, as of July 4th:

17 current and four future Mississippi State Bulldogs are continuing their growth and development by participating in summer baseball leagues across the country. The 21 Diamond Dawgs span nine leagues and 13 teams.
– Jake Mangum continues to swing a hot bat this summer, posting a .365 clip with a .421 on-base percentage for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. Teammate Hunter Stovall sits at .286 and hit his first home run of the summer after hitting two in the spring.

  • MWN begins taking a look at the “All-Mullen Team”.

The Maroon and White Nation team has begun listing the All-Mullen Team. Today, we looked at the quarterback position. No big surprise. Take a look back at Dak’s magical career in Starkville:

Not Tebow. Not Cam. Not Alex Smith. Nope, Mullen said that Dak was the best player he had ever coached.

After breaking 38 school records, taking Mississippi State to number one in all of college football, and calling the school his family, Dak Prescott not only ended his career as the best quarterback in the Dan Mullen-era; he finished as the greatest player to ever play in the Mississippi State football program.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the running back position tomorrow!

Enjoy your 4th!