Mississippi State started off Maroon Friday with a bang, as three-star defensive back Tyrese Ross gave his pledge to the Bulldogs.
The 2018 recruiting class continues to grow for Dan Mullen and Mississippi State.
Tyrese Ross announced his pledge to Mullen and the staff on Friday:
Ross, a 6-foot and 180 pound defensive back from Georgia, is rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports. Programs such as Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and UCLA extended an offer to the talented DB. However, Ross ultimately decided Mississippi State was the school for him.
Recently hired safety coach Ron English is listed as Ross’ primary recruiter. English was previously the head coach at Eastern Michigan. He looks to help revamp the Bulldogs’ secondary this fall. Mississippi State’s newest 2018 commitment told Bulldawgs247’s Paul Jones that English played a big factor in his recruitment:
“I think it’s going to be phenomenal playing for Coach English,” said Ross. “I love that man and love the energy he brings to the game. I can’t wait to be coached up by him and I can’t wait to learn from him. He just brings so much energy and is such a great guy. He doesn’t normally recruit my area in Georgia but he recruits my hometown in Florida. But that didn’t matter to him and he stayed with me even when I moved. That meant a lot to me.”
According to 247Sports, Ross recorded 72 tackles, 8 tackles for a loss, and even forced three fumbles last season for Westlake High School. Ross possesses the skills and frame necessary to develop into reliable playmaker in the defensive backfield — something the Bulldogs will gladly welcome to the defense.
Tyrese Ross is Mississippi State’s 13th commitment of the 2018 class. He joins 4-star Texas quarterback Jalen Mayden, three-star Florida defensive end Aaron Morgan, Georgia lineman Griffin McDowell, and Alabama kicker Evan McPherson as State’s out-of-state commitments in the current recruiting cycle.
You can watch Tyrese’s hudl film here.
Welcome to the family, Tyrese!