Mississippi State Football Lands Commitment From Transfer Running Back

Mississippi State football added a much-needed commitment in the transfer portal.
Dec 16, 2023; Orlando, FL, USA;  Miami (OH) Redhawks running back Rashad Amos (0) breaks a tackle
Dec 16, 2023; Orlando, FL, USA; Miami (OH) Redhawks running back Rashad Amos (0) breaks a tackle / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Mississippi State football wraps up spring practices next week with the Maroon and White Spring Game, but they're already working to address holes on the roster ahead of Jeff Lebby's first season in Starkville.

Miami (Ohio) transfer running back Rashad Amos commits to Mississippi State

Mississippi State picked up a commitment from former Miami (Ohio) running back Rashad Amos on Saturday. The commitment comes after Amos made his visit to Starkville this weekend. He was one of the top remaining running backs in the transfer portal.

Amos was the bell-cow back for the Miami (OH) rushing attack in 2023. He carried the ball 210 times for the RedHawks, rushing for 1075 yards and 13 touchdowns on 5.12 yards per rush. Amos went over 100 yards four times during the 2023 season, capping off his year with a 33 carry, 180 yard performance in Miami's rain-soaked bowl game against App State, scoring the RedHawks only touchdown.

Rashad Amos began his career at South Carolina in 2020. He saw limited game action during his three seasons in Columbia before transferring to Miami (OH).

Rashad Amos fills a major need for Mississippi State football

Amos is a very important pickup for Jeff Lebby and Co. The running back position was likely the biggest question mark for the Bulldog offense and one of the biggest question marks for the entire team.

State entered the spring with no clear options in the backfield. Jeffery Pittman and Keyvone Lee are both solid backs, but neither have proven they're ready to be guys you can lean on throughout a season. Seth Davis has that potential, but he's likely to be sidelined for the majority of the 2024 season with injury.

Rashad Amos gives MSU a tailback that's proven he can be a workhorse at the FBS level. In all likelihood he'll be the main ball-carrier in Jeff Lebby's offense this fall. Next Saturday we'll have a chance to see if either Pittman or Lee can challenge him for that role in the spring game.