Meet Mississippi State football 2019 recruiting class: Garrett Shrader

<> on October 6, 2018 in Starkville, Mississippi.
<> on October 6, 2018 in Starkville, Mississippi. /
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BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 20: Nick Fitzgerald #7 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs hands the ball to Kylin Hill #8 during the first half against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Garrett Shrader might just be the most important member of the 2019 Mississippi State football recruiting class depending on what Joe Moorhead wants to do with his offense.

The Mississippi State football team probably got its quarterback for the future back in December when Garrett Shrader signed with the Bulldogs. It got even better for Joe Moorhead and the Mississippi State football team when Shrader enrolled early and arrived on campus ready to get things going.

Shrader, at 6-foot-4.5 and 215 pounds, is definitely an incredibly talented quarterback. He’s got a four-star rating according to 247 Sports and comes to Starkville from Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was being recruited by Moorhead since the Bulldogs’ head coach was still at Penn State.

More than likely, the perception of Joe Moorhead’s career will rely upon how Shrader performs during his career. He’s the guy that Moorhead has been recruiting for a while now and is Moorhead’s quarterback.

How Shrader performs will reflect on Moorhead.

There’s an argument to be made that Garrett Shrader is more important to the long term perception of Joe Moorhead’s time as the Mississippi State football head coach than any other player in the 2019 Mississippi State recruiting class.

A lot of that has nothing to do with any particular recruit in this class and instead how things are panning out with Moorhead’s offense in Starkville.

Things didn’t work out with the pairing of Nick Fitzgerald and Moorhead’s offensive scheme. It’s not totally clear as to whether or not things will work out with Keytaon Thompson or Jalen Mayden and Joe Moorhead’s offensive scheme just yet.

If Shrader somehow wins the starting job, then there’ll be a ton of pressure on him to succeed given the fact that Moorhead will have picked him over two more established quarterbacks. Thompson, Mayden, and Shrader are all incredibly talented and all have a ton of potential.

It’ll be interesting to see which quarterback will lead the Bulldogs this season and in the future.

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