Mississippi State commitment preview

Norman Price will play against a pair of MSU commitments at Co-Lin tonight. (Photo courtesy of Hinds CC)

Norman Price will play against a pair of MSU commitments at Co-Lin tonight. (Photo courtesy of Hinds CC)

Logan Lowery of the Daily Journal previews the weekly games for Mississippi State’s current commitments.

The Bulldogs currently have 18 verbal commitments and its 2014 class is rated 32nd by 247Sports.com.

Logan Cooke, P, 6-5, 200, Columbia Academy (Columbia, Miss.)

Last Week: Cooke did not play due to a foot injury in a 28-6 win over Wayne Academy.

This Week: Oak Forest (La.) Academy (2-2) at Columbia Academy (3-1)

2013 Stats: Punts – 10 punts for 436 yards (43.6 avg.) Field Goals – 1-for-2 Extra Points – 3-of-5 Kickoffs – 11 touchbacks Offense – three catches for 64 yards


Deshon Cooper, LB, 6-4, 215, Columbia (Decatur, Ga.)

Last Week: Cooper made five tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble. He also had four catches for 43 yards in a 18-7 loss to Stockbridge.

This Week: Carver (2-1) at Columbia (1-2)

2013 Stats: Defense – 10 tackles; four sacks; three forced fumbles; four tackles for loss Offense – five catches for 72 yards.


Lashard Durr, CB, 5-11, 180, Harrison Central (Gulfport, Miss.)

Last Week: Durr had two tackles. He also made two catches for 43 yards and a 53-yard kickoff return in a 28-21 win over Greene County.

This Week: Harrison Central (3-0) at West Jones (1-1)

2013 Stats: Defense – seven tackles, four pass deflections Offense – five carries for 68 yards; five catches for 169 yards, one touchdown Special teams – one kickoff return for 53 yards.


Nick Fitzgerald, QB, 6-5, 205, Richmond Hill (Richmond Hill, Ga.)

Last Week: Fitzgerald completed 3-of-6 passing for 105 yards and two touchdowns and also carried four times for 38 yards and two more scores in a 51-14 win over Savannah.

This Week: Richmond Hill (3-0) at Glynn Academy (1-2)

2013 Stats: 7-of-16 passing for 209 yards, three touchdowns; 23 carries for 286 yards, six touchdowns


Jamoral Graham, ATH, 5-11, 180, Newton County (Decatur, Miss.)

Last Week: Graham carried six times for 16 yards and caught one pass for seven yards. He also made eight tackles (seven solo, one assist), returned two kickoffs for 61 yards and two punts for 12 yards in a 10-7 loss to Forest.

This Week: Newton County (3-1) at West Lauderdale (3-1)

2013 Stats: Offense – 0-of-1 passing; 22 carries for 265 yards, two touchdowns; six catches for 79 yards, one touchdown Defense – 32 tackles (24 solo, eight assists); four tackles for loss; two sacks; one quarterback hurry; four pass deflections; one forced fumble  Special Teams – five punt returns for 67 yards, one touchdown; two kickoff returns for 61 yards


(2015) Donald Gray, WR, 5-9, 185, Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Wesson, Miss.)

Last Week: Gray did not play in a 23-0 win over East Central.

This Week: Hinds Community College (2-1) at Co-Lin (3-0)

2013 Stats: Gray is sitting out this season with a redshirt.


Gerri Green, ATH, 6-5, 215, Greenville-Weston (Greenville, Miss.)

Last Week: Green had eight tackles (three solo, five assists) and one pass breakup. He also rushed once for a loss of two yards in a 34-6 loss to Greenwood.

This Week: Murrah (2-2) at Greenville-Weston (1-3)

2013 Stats: Defense – 44 tackles (20 solo, 24 assists); two tackles for loss; one forced fumble; one fumble recovery; five pass deflections Offense – six carries for three yards; four catches for 50 yards, two touchdowns Special Teams – two kickoff returns for 12 yards


Jordan Harris, OG, 6-5, 292, Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.)

Last Week: Harris and the Jaguars won 62-6 over Dunwoody.

This Week: Lakeside (1-2) at Stephenson (3-0)

2013 Stats: N/A


Braxton Hoyett, DT, 6-3, 275, Pelham (Pelham, Ala.)

Last Week: Hoyett made four tackles (three solo, one assist) and three quarterback hurries in a 31-16 loss to Thompson.

This Week: Pelham (2-1) at Oak Mountain (1-2)

2013 Stats: nine tackles (seven solo, two assists); three tackles for loss; nine quarterback hurries; two sacks; one fumble recovery


Jocquell Johnson, OT, 6-6, 307, Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Wesson, Miss.)

Last Week: Johnson and the Wolfpack won 23-0  over East Central.

This Week: Hinds Community College (2-1) at Co-Lin (3-0)

2013 Stats: N/A


Tyler Jones, OG, 6-4, 270, Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.)

Last Week: Jones and the Jaguars won 62-6 over Dunwoody.

This Week: Lakeside (1-2) at Stephenson (3-0)

2013 Stats: N/A


Dontavian Lee, RB, 6-1, 207, Forrest County Agricultural (Brooklyn, Miss.)

Last Week: Lee was 0-of-1 passing and carried 18 times for 187 yards. He also had a 15-yard kickoff return in a 34-20 win over Magee.

This Week: Forrest County (2-1) at Purvis (3-0)

2013 Stats: 49 carries for 320 yards, two touchdowns; three catches for 59 yards, one touchdown; 0-of-1 passing; two kickoff returns for 49 yards


Darius Liggins, DE, 6-4, 230, Oxford (Oxford, Miss.)

Last Week: Liggins recorded 10 tackles (four solo, six assists), four tackles for loss, three sacks and an interception in a 30-0 win over Lafayette.

This Week: Open

2013 Stats: Defense – 29 tackles (13 solo, 16 assists); six tackles for loss; two pass deflections; three sacks; one interception


(2016) Jonathan Pollock, LB, 6-0, 205, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)

Last Week: Pollock had eight tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack in a 42-7 win over Seminole.

This Week: Dr. Phillips (3-0) at Colonial (1-2)

2013 Stats: 27 tackles; six tackles for loss; two sacks


Norman Price, OT, 6-5, 308, Hinds Community College (Raymond, Miss.)

Last Week: Price and the Eagles lost 41-34 to Gulf Coast.

This Week: Hinds (2-1) at Copiah-Lincoln Community College (3-0)

2013 Stats: N/A


Chris Rayford, CB, 6-1, 200, Byhalia (Byhalia, Miss.)

Last Week: Rayford recorded five tackles (three solo, two assists) and one pass break-up in a 42-17 loss to Southwind (Tenn.).

This Week: Eupora (4-0) at Byhalia (1-3)

2013 Stats: Defense – 15 tackles; one pass deflection Offense – nine carries for 143 yards, three touchdowns


Elijah Staley, QB, 6-6, 231, Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.)

Last Week: Staley completed 20-of-36 passing for 307 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. He also carried seven times for 47 yards in a 37-28 loss to Hughes.

This Week: Etowah (3-0) at Wheeler (2-1)

2013 Stats: 40-of-65 passing for 756 yards, nine touchdowns, three interceptions; 12 carries for 133 yards, two touchdowns


Aeris Williams, RB, 6-1, 205, West Point (West Point, Miss.)

Last Week: Williams carried 20 times for 46 yards and a touchdown in a 41-14 loss to Columbus.

This Week: West Point (1-2) at Noxubee County (2-2)

2013 Stats: Offense – 77 carries for 498 yards, six touchdowns; seven catches for 48 yards Special Teams – six kickoff returns for 99 yards

Paul Jones of Bulldawgs247.com contributed to this report

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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  • NOT a Leg Humper fan

    What a pity …. such a waste of talent. Don’t these kids have higher expectations from life? I feel bad for them.

    • U really like MSU,lol!U gonna hide in the closet and watch the game,lol!U just like my brother;bad mouth them in public and cheer for them in the closet,lol…

  • TrueMaroon5

    Okay, loser.

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