As the Mississippi State football team struggles on the field, the Bulldogs lost another huge commitment from the 2024 recruiting class.
Zach Arnett’s Mississippi State football team has lost another key commitment in its 2024 recruiting class.
That’s not good news for the struggling head coach. After losing to the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday and dropping to 4-5 on the season, Arnett’s Bulldogs just lost a commitment from one of its best prospects.
Braylon “Stonka” Burnside made his announcement on X (the social media platform previously known as Twitter).
And while it’s not totally clear where Burnside will decide to go play college football, it should be very concerning that Mississippi State continues to lose both on the field and on the recruiting trail.
Mississippi State football: Stonka Burnside decommits from Zach Arnett and the Mississippi State Bulldogs
It should be especially concerning for MSU fans that the Bulldogs are losing in-state recruits like Burnside when one of the biggest early arguments in Zach Arnett’s favor was his emphasis on recruiting (especially in-state recruiting). The Bulldogs supposedly built a coaching staff that would help in that regard but that’s not working out right now.
Burnside is a Starkville, Mississippi kid and he’s currently not a member of the 2024 Mississippi State football recruiting class.
That’s not ideal.
SEC football recruiting rankings after Braylon Burnside decommitted from MSU Bulldogs
Mississippi State’s recruiting class is now ranked at No. 46 overall in the country. The Bulldogs are now No. 16 out of 16 in the SEC for next year’s recruiting class.
Here’s how that looks:
- Georgia Bulldogs
- Florida Gators
- Alabama Crimson Tide
- Oklahoma Sooners
- Texas A&M Aggies
- LSU Tigers
- Tennessee Volunteers
- Texas Longhorns
- Auburn Tigers
- South Carolina Gamecocks
- Ole Miss Rebels
- Kentucky Wildcats
- Arkansas Razorbacks
- Vanderbilt Commodores
- Missouri Tigers
- Mississippi State Bulldogs
The Bulldogs are now ranked worse in recruiting than the Vanderbilt Commodores are. That’s not ideal. Mississippi State football is getting left behind right now. Something has to change.