Jeff Lebby and the Mississippi State football team have a new quarterback in Blake Shapen. Here’s what MSU fans need to know about the former Baylor QB.
There are a number of Mississippi State football fans who are trying to learn more about the Bulldogs’ brand new offense and the new quarterback who will be operating it. So, as Jeff Lebby and the Mississippi State Bulldogs get Blake Shapen to Starkville from Waco, Texas and the Baylor Bears, let’s start examining the new quarterback for the Bulldogs.
There’s a lot to go over. So let’s get started.
Who is Blake Shapen, Mississippi State football’s newest quarterback?
The former starting quarterback for the Baylor Bears, Mississippi State’s newest quarterback arrives in Starkville as a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. He’s listed at 6-0 and 192 pounds and has shown that he can move around and scramble when necessary.
Blake Shapen recruiting rankings
As a transfer quarterback leaving the Baylor Bears, Blake Shapen is currently rated as a three-star quarterback by 247Sports. He is currently considered the No. 26 quarterback available in the transfer portal, per 247Sports.
Out of high school, 247Sports ranked Blake Shapen as a three-star quarterback. Shapen was apparently considered a pro-style QB at the time, but he has shown a bit of mobility. So, theoretically he could still operate Lebby’s offense (which still works with guys who have a bit above average mobility). In the 2019 recruiting class, Shapen was ranked as the No. 36 pro-style QB in the country.
Where is Blake Shapen from?
Dave Aranda and the Baylor Bears were able to get Blake Shapen to move to Waco, Texas from Shreveport, Louisiana.
For folks who aren’t familiar with Texas and Louisiana and the drive between Waco and Shreveport, that’s really not a far stretch to go (in Lone Star State terms, that is). Shreveport is a little under four hours away from Baylor’s campus and so Shapen wasn’t really traveling all that far to get to Baylor.
Now, let’s start going over Shapen’s time in Waco: