Meet Mississippi State football 2019 recruiting class: Ani Izuchukwu

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STARKVILLE, MS – OCTOBER 27: Nick Fitzgerald #7 and Johnathan Abram #38 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs celebrate after a game against Texas A&M Aggies at Davis Wade Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

The Mississippi State football team landed a remarkable defensive end when Ani Izuchukwu picked the Bulldogs over some high profile teams.

Joe Moorhead found a way to beat out the likes of Alabama on the recruiting trail when it came to Ani Izuchukwu. Izuchukwu, a four-star defensive end from Nashville, Tennessee, chose the Mississippi State football team over some of the best in the country.

Tem Lukabu and Brian Baker (who has since left for Alabama) teamed up to get Izuchukwu to Starkville. The combined efforts from Lukabu and Baker put the Mississippi State football team over Alabama, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Michigan, and so many others.

Getting Izuchukwu to join the 2019 Mississippi State recruiting class is a huge victory for Joe Moorhead and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Izuchukwu is an incredibly talented defensive end and at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, he’s definitely got the frame to routinely crush opposing quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference. Izuchukwu  thrived at Davidson Academy in Nashville and hopefully he’ll be able to thrive with the Bulldogs in Starkville.

With Gerri Green, Montez Sweat, and Jeffery Simmons all leaving the Mississippi State football team, there’s a pretty good chance that players like Izuchukwu will have opportunities to make it out onto the field this upcoming season.

It’s not guaranteed that Izuchukwu will get a ton of playing time, but him signing back in December and then enrolling with the Mississippi State Bulldogs early on will help his chances as he tries to get onto the field this year.

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