Mississippi State football recruiting: Talented linebacker commits to Bulldogs

Zach Arnett’s Mississippi State football recruiting efforts continue to pay off as the Bulldogs earned yet another huge commitment for the 2024 recruiting class.

Flipmas came a little early for Zach Arnett and the Mississippi State football recruiting class. It’s still a ways off to signing day, but Arnett and the MSU Bulldogs were able to earn a commitment from one of the best athletes in the state of Mississippi on Monday.

Arnett and his staff have been on fire as of late when it comes to recruiting. As a result, the Bulldogs landed a Mississippi linebacker with some real potential when Fred “Fat” Clark took to Twitter and announced his commitment to theMSU football program.

Clark had previously been committed to Lane Kiffin and the Ole Miss Rebels.

Mississippi State football recruiting news: Fred “Fat” Clark commits to MSU

And now it sure seems like he’s intent on joining Arnett and the Bulldogs in Starkville.


First and foremost, before we really address anything of consequence, can we acknowledge how great a name “Fat Clark” is? Just the perfect sort of Mississippi State football name.

This pairing of Clark and MSU football is a match made in heaven. The Bulldogs are led by one of the most intriguing defensive minds in all of college football in Arnett and Clark sure seems to have a lot of potential to thrive under good coaching.

Clark is listed at 6-2 and 230 pounds, making him the sort of ideal size to play linebacker in the SEC. According to his recruiting profile, Clark held offers from several other schools, including the aforementioned Rebels, Southern Miss Golden Eagles, Arkansas State Red Wolves, and Tulane Green Wave.

The 3-star prospect from Winona was apparently primarily recruited by Matt Brock, Mississippi State’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.

The Bulldogs were having a few recruiting issues a little bit ago, but they’ve been able to build some momentum and make some crucial moves. MSU is now holding the No. 28 recruiting class in the country, according to 247Sports.

State still has a long way to go, but this is certainly a welcomed sight to see for Arnett, his coaching staff, and Mississippi State football fans.