Jeff Lebby, Mississippi State football land fascinating 4-star transfer portal tight end

The Mississippi State football team just picked up a huge tight end as Cameron Ball, a 6-6, 235 four-star transfer portal TE, is set to join Jeff Lebby and the MSU Bulldogs.
Nov 23, 2023; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs mascot Bully waves a flag
Nov 23, 2023; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs mascot Bully waves a flag / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Lebby and the Mississippi State football team picked up a significant signing from a coveted transfer portal tight end as Cameron Ball is set to play for the Mississippi State Bulldogs next season. A transfer from the University of Buffalo, Ball weights in at 6-6 and 235 pounds and it looks like he's got the sort of talent to potentially make an immediate impact in this new offense as he joins Lebby in Starkville.

Originally from Glenn Dale, Maryland and a graduate of Gonzaga High School in Washington D.C., Ball is now set to play for the Bulldogs as he looks to show how he matches up against SEC foes. He's spent the past year as a redshirt freshman lining up against folks in the MAC, but his size and versatility makes matching up with folks in the SEC seem certainly plausible.

After all, Ball is rated as a four-star transfer portal tight end.

Mississippi State football signing class: Jeff Lebby lands fascinating transfer portal tight end in Cameron Ball

Ball will arrive in Starkville as a redshirt sophomore, which means that Lebby and tight ends coach Jon Cooper should have plenty of time to work with him and develop him to be a dangerous threat in the veer-and-shoot offense.

At 6-6 and 235 pounds, Ball has a build that could lead to him being a dangerous receiving threat and also someone who can physically move linebackers out of the way in run blocking. It'll be interesting to see how he fits into what Lebby wants to do.

Given the amount of eligibility that Ball will have with the Mississippi State football team, it'll be fascinating to see his growth and development under the guidance of Lebby and Cooper. The 4-star transfer tight end has a unique opportunity in that he should really have a shot at playing sooner rather than later in this offense that desperately needs solid playmakers.

Ball only played in 10 games this past season and he redshirted the season prior, so his stats sheet seems a little light. But, as a redshirt freshman, Ball displayed some intriguing potential as he hauled in eight receptions for 82 yards, including a 32-yard reception.

There's a very good chance Lebby and Cooper will use him more regularly than that given how the Bulldogs will be adjusting to a brand new scheme and they'll need tall pass catching threats available to them.