The brand new era of Mississippi State football is off to an interesting start when it comes to recruiting. Jeff Lebby is working the transfer portal pretty effectively and he just managed to get a huge addition in the form of a huge transfer portal offensive lineman (who the Bulldogs missed out on getting previously).
The 6-5, 290 pound Makylan Pounders is talented enough (and big enough) to offer immediate help for Lebby's offense as he brings planet of valuable experience with him to the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
A native of Byhalia, Mississippi, Pounders was a standout at Byhalia High School and he's someone that Mississippi State has wanted in Starkville for years now. Pounders ultimately decided to move to Memphis and play for the Memphis Tigers, where he got his college off to a strong start. Pounders has played in a key role for the Tigers this past season as he started in all 10 games that he appeared in, helping the Tigers establish one of the most impressive offenses in the country.
And given that he's a three-star transfer portal offensive line prospect, his credentials are pretty solid, all things considered.
Mississippi State football: Jeff Lebby bolsters Bulldogs' offensive line with former Memphis OL Makylan Pounders
Pounders is the sort of talent that Jeff Lebby and new offensive line coach Cody Kennedy definitely need at Mississippi State as they trey to establish the veer-and-shoot offense in Starkville. He's got crucial experience in establishing a top 10 offense.
Pounders was a key part of the 7th-ranked scoring offense in the country as he anchored Memphis' offensive line. Now he's set up to play a key role in doing the same in Starkville.
For Pounders, it seems like the chance to finish his college career playing back in his home state was too good to pass up. And now he'll get the opportunity to rebuild the Mississippi State football program under Jeff Lebby and Cody Kennedy.
Pounders' proven experience in helping the Memphis Tigers should translate well and will be valuable for the Bulldogs.