Friday, January 9, 2009

MSU Recruiting with a month to go

A month ago I blogged about the MSU recruiting situation. Dan Mullen and his recent success as OC of the team that won the national championship yesterday might be able to garner another recruit or two (I hope). In the last month, while Mullen was splitting time, 4 new kids were brought into the fold: Maurice Langston, Leon Berry, Johnathan McKenzie and Sean Brauchle. 3 of the 4 are JUCO kids and all are fairly highly rated which will hopefully lead to a quick turnaround from the 4 wins we had in 2008. McKenzie, while only a 2 star, is an all state player at his position, and has family ties to MSU so hopefully he will work out. Also one other thing to note is that Josh Hollingworth is no longer committed as Coach Mullen offered him the opportunity to gray shirt but not a scholly this year. (per several reports) I am also very happy that we have signed 2 kickers that are supposed to be pretty good as special teams was a very weak spot for MSU last year.

With a month to go there are still some guys out there I would like to see Mullen get: Chad Bumphis - WR, Dennis Thames - S, LaDarius Perkins - RB, Greg Reid - DB, and maybe a Chris Hubbard - OL
  • Tyler Russell - QB - Meridian - ***
  • Montrell Conner - RB - Monroe, LA - ****
  • William Shumpert - FB - Itawamba Co, MS - ***
  • Maurice Langston - WR - ECCC -  ****
  • Leon Berry - WR - EMCC - ***
  • Montez Phillips - WR - Lafayette Co, MS - ***
  • Chris Smith - WR - Meridian, MS - ***
  • Gabriel Jackson - OL - Amite Co, MS - ***
  • Sam Watts - OL - Conyers, GA - ***
  • Josh Boyd - DL - Philadelphia, MS - ****
  • Pernell McPhee - DL - Itawamba CC - ****
  • Fletcher Cox - DL - Yazoo City - ***
  • Anthony Rogers - DL - No. Little Rock, AR - ***
  • Johnathan McKenzie - DE - Starkville Ac, MS - **
  • Chris White - LB - MS Gulf Coast CC - ****
  • Deontae Skinner - LB - Noxubee Co, MS - ***
  • Jonathan Banks - DB - East Webster, MS - ***
  • Nickoe Whitley - DB - Provine (Jackson) - ***
  • Cameron Lawrence - DB - Mag. Heights, MS - ***
  • Heath Hutchins - P - Itawamba CC - ***
  • Sean Brauchle - K - MGCCC - ***
Kids who have already de-commited this year
  • Chris Garrett - QB - Tupelo, MS
  • Pat Patterson - WR - Noxubee Co, MS
Status changed and no longer committed
  • Josh Hollingsworth - QB - Hamilton, AL - **

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