Mississippi State commitment preview

MRA offensive lineman Sean Rawlings committed to the Bulldogs last week. (Photo courtesy of 247Sports)

MRA offensive lineman Sean Rawlings committed to the Bulldogs last week. (Photo courtesy of 247Sports)

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

The Bulldogs currently have 20 verbal commitments and its 2014 class is rated 29th by 247Sports.com.

Will Coleman, DE, 6-5, 248, Tyler Junior College (Tyler, Texas)

Last Week: Coleman made 10 tackles in a 17-10 win over Navarro College.

This Week: Tyler (6-0) at Cisco College (1-4)

2013 Stats: 39 tackles; two sacks; four tackles for loss


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

Last Week: Cooke did not play in a 42-0 loss to Lamar.

This Week: Parklane Academy (4-3) at Columbia Academy (3-3)

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 had 17 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble in a 35-0 loss to Marist.

This Week: Columbia (2-3) at Chamblee (4-1)

2013 Stats: Defense – 31 tackles; seven sacks; five forced fumbles; eight tackles for loss Offense – eight catches for 123 yards.


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

Last Week: Durr made four tackles and one interception in a 24-21 loss to Gulfport.

This Week: Harrison Central (3-3) at D’Iberville (5-1)

2013 Stats: Defense – 17 tackles; six pass deflections; one interception Offense – six carries for 64 yards; eight 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 2 of 7 passing for 49 yards and an interception. He also rushed nine times for 70 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-6 win over Groves.

This Week: Effingham County (4-1) at Richmond Hill (5-0)

2013 Stats: Offense – 11-of-28 passing for 348 yards, five touchdowns, one interception; 58 carries for 513 yards, 13 touchdowns Defense – one solo tackle


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

Last Week: Graham rushed seven times for 37 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 12 yards. On defense, he made five tackles (four solo, one assist), one tackle for loss. Graham also added a 12-yard kickoff return and a 11-yard punt return in a 16-15 loss to Forrest County AHS.

This Week: Newton County (4-2) at Northeast Lauderdale (3-4)

2013 Stats: Offense – 6-of-10 passing for 75 yards, one touchdown; 45 carries for 405 yards, six touchdowns; seven catches for 91 yards, one touchdown Defense – 37 tackles (28 solo, nine assists); five tackles for loss; two sacks; one quarterback hurry; four pass deflections; one forced fumble  Special Teams – seven punt returns for 78 yards, one touchdown; three kickoff returns for 73 yards


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

Last Week: Gray did not play in a 48-7 win over Itawamba.

This Week: Pearl River Community College (3-3) at Co-Lin (5-1)

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 seven tackles (six solo, one assist), one forced fumble and a tackle for loss in a 31-0 loss to Warren Central.

This Week: Starkville (4-2) at Greenville-Weston (1-5)

2013 Stats: Defense – 71 tackles (34 solo, 37 assists); six tackles for loss; two forced fumbles; one fumble recovery; six 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: Open

This Week: Stephenson (5-0) at Tucker (5-0)

2013 Stats: N/A


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

Last Week: Hoyett made 11 tackles (three solo, eight assists), two tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries in a 41-38 win over Wetumpka.

This Week: Pelham (4-1) at Wetumpka (2-3)

2013 Stats: 41 tackles (22 solo, 19 assists); six tackles for loss; 13 quarterback hurries; three sacks; one fumble recovery


Jesse Jackson, WR, 6-2, 195, Petal (Petal, Miss.)

Last Week: Jackson and the Panthers lost 31-14 to Oak Grove.

This Week: Brandon (6-0) at Petal (5-1)

2013 Stats: 17 catches for 206 yards, two touchdowns


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

Last Week: Johnson and the Wolfpack  won 48-7 over Itawamba.

This Week: Pearl River Community College (3-3) at Co-Lin (5-1)

2013 Stats: N/A


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

Last Week: Lee was 0 of 3 passing with an interception and rushed 20 times for 138 yards. He also caught a 28-yard pass and returned a kickoff 32 yards in a 16-15 win over Newton County.

This Week: Quitman (2-4) at Forrest County AHS (5-1)

2013 Stats: Offense – 98 carries for 846 yards, five touchdowns; five catches for 107 yards, two touchdowns; 0-of-4 passing, one interception Special teams – three kickoff returns for 81 yards


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

Last Week: Liggins had seven assisted tackles and a quarterback hurry in a 31-7 win over Salitillo.

This Week: Lewisberg (2-3) at Oxford (6-0)

2013 Stats: Defense – 47 tackles (13 solo, 34 assists); six tackles for loss; two pass deflections; three sacks; one interception; three quarterback hurries


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

Last Week: Pollock had six tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble in a 49-10 win over Boone.

This Week: Bye

2013 Stats: 42 tackles; eight tackles for loss; four sacks; one forced fumble


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

Last Week: Price and the Eagles won 40-20 over Southwest.

This Week: Hinds (4-2) at Jones County Junior College (6-0)

2013 Stats: N/A


Sean Rawlings, OT, 6-5, 285, Madison-Ridgeland Academy (Madison, Miss.)

Last Week: Rawlings made one assisted tackle in a 40-0 win over Starkville Academy.

This Week: Washington (4-1) at MRA (5-2)

2013 Stats: 18 tackles (six solo, 12 assists); 2.5 tackles for loss; one sack


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

Last Week: Rayford had six tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks. On offense, he carried three times for 22 yards in a 20-6 loss to Rosa Fort.

This Week: Byhalia (1-4) at New Albany (4-3)

2013 Stats: Defense – 21 tackles; one pass deflection; two tackles for loss; two sacks Offense – 12 carries for 165 yards, three touchdowns


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

This Week: Season Complete (2-4)

2013 Stats: 63-of-107 passing for 1,048 yards, 11 touchdowns, three interceptions; 17 carries for 174 yards, two touchdowns


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

Last Week: Williams carried 20 times for 118 yards and one touchdown. He also had a 31 kickoff return in a 39-34 loss to Clarksdale.

This Week: West Point (2-4) at Center Hill (1-5)

2013 Stats: Offense – 166 carries for 939 yards, 10 touchdowns; seven catches for 48 yards Special Teams – seven kickoff returns for 130 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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