The Mississippi State Bulldogs and new head coach Jeff Lebby landed a significant signing as Jimothy Lewis made it clear that he’s going to be in Starkville playing for the Mississippi State football team next season.
The talented offensive lineman who spent his high school football career playing for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida has officially signed his national letter of intent to play for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Lebby, as well as Mississippi State football fans everywhere, are going to love Lewis and how he measures up. At 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds, Lewis already possesses remarkable size and already seems ready to help anchor an offensive line for MSU.
And, well, there’s still a chance that he has room to grow.
Jimothy Lewis signs with Jeff Lebby and Mississippi State football team
Lewis brings an impressive resume to Starkville and he’s ranked as the No. 28 recruit nationally at his position, per 247Sports. Lewis could truly help Lebby with the unique blend of physical gifts that he brings to Starkville.
Before choosing to call Starkville home, Lewis received a number of high-profile programs calling and trying to get his attention. Lewis has been committed to Mississippi State for months now, but he’s turned down offers from the Florida Gators, Tennessee Volunteers, Michigan Wolverines, Ole Miss Rebels, Miami Hurricanes, Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, Florida State Seminoles, and so many others.
It’s safe to say that many coaches and fanbases hoped to land Lewis going forward.
With further physical development and quality coaching guidance, Lewis could certainly develop into being a dominant SEC lineman. He seems to have the talent to help Lebby and the veer-and-shoot offense get moving forward in Starkville.
Lewis might be just the sort of building block that Lebby needs to get this program started. He certainly doesn’t hurt and he’s one of a few offensive linemen in this signing class. It’ll be interesting to see if Lewis is anchoring the Bulldogs’ offensive line sooner rather than later.