Mississippi State Football rounds out roster with transfer cornerback

With spring coming to a close, Mississippi State football has landed the final piece for its 2024 roster.
Iowa senior running back Ivory Kelly-Martin is tackled by Kent State junior cornerback Montre Miller
Iowa senior running back Ivory Kelly-Martin is tackled by Kent State junior cornerback Montre Miller / Bryon Houlgrave/The Register via Imagn

Mississippi State football has been working hard over the last few weeks to add the final pieces needed for their 2024 roster. Earlier this week, the Bulldogs landed Illinois and Youngstown State transfer defensive tackle Anthony Johnson to provide more veteran depth along their defensive line.

Today, Mississippi State got some help on the backend of the defense, addressing the biggest single need on the roster following the spring.

West Virginia transfer cornerback Montre Miller commits to Mississippi State football

Transfer cornerback Montre Miller announced his commitment to Mississippi State on Friday, and the West Virginia transfer may prove to be one of the most important additions the Bulldogs have made the entire offseason.

Miller, who is incredibly entering his seventh year of college football, began his career at Kent State. A two-year starter for the Golden Flashes, Miller totaled 99 tackles, six interceptions, 17 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries over the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

Montre Miller transferred to West Virginia ahead of the 2023 season, and the expectation was that he'd be an immediate impact player for the Mountaineers. Unfortunately, he suffered a season-ending injury after just one game. But based on his time at Kent State, he has the ability to be a lockdown corner, and that's precisely what Mississippi State needs.

Montre Miller addressing a glaring need for MSU

The addition of Montre Miller could prove to be amongst the most crucial. The Bulldogs had a glaring deficiency at cornerback following spring practices. It was a necessity that they landed a quality corner out of the portal, and they've done that by adding Miller into the mix.

Assuming he's healthy, he will almost certainly be MSU's #1 corner going into the 2024 season.

With the commitment of Montre Miller, State is, by all counts, at the 85 scholarship limit for the 2024 season. Barring any last minute changes, we now know what this roster will look like going into Jeff Lebby's debut season in Starkville.