Mississippi State commitment preview

Jocquell Johnson is a former Callaway High School standout.

Jocquell Johnson is a former Callaway High School standout.

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

The Bulldogs currently have 21 verbal commitments and its 2014 class is rated 30th by 247Sports.com.

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

Last Week: Coleman made eight tackles, one sack and a tackle for loss in a 49-23 win over Cisco College.

This Week: Tyler (7-0) at Trinity Valley Community College (5-2)

2013 Stats: 47 tackles; three sacks; five tackles for loss


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

Last Week: Cooke did not play in a 42-6 loss to Parklane Academy.

This Week: Columbia Academy (3-4) at Jackson Prep (6-2)

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 seven tackles, one sack and one tackle for loss in a 14-10 win over Chamblee.

This Week: Lithonia (2-4) at Columbia (3-3)

2013 Stats: Defense – 38 tackles; eight sacks; five forced fumbles; nine tackles for loss Offense – eight catches for 123 yards.


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

Last Week: Durr made 13 tackles and blocked a field goal in a 24-7 win over D’Iberville.

This Week: Ocean Springs (4-3) at Harrison Central (4-3)

2013 Stats: Defense – 30 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; one blocked field goal


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

Last Week: Fitzgerald completed 1 of 1 passing for 28 yards and rushed 32 times for 194 yards and four touchdowns. He also recorded a solo tackle and a pass deflection in a 35-20 win over Effingham County.

This Week: Richmond Hill (6-0) at Ware County (5-1)

2013 Stats: Offense – 12-of-29 passing for 376 yards, five touchdowns, one interception; 90 carries for 707 yards, 17 touchdowns Defense – two solo tackles; one pass deflection


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

Last Week: Graham did not play due to a broken finger in a 37-28 loss to Northeast Lauderdale.

This Week: Newton County (4-3) at Northeast Jones (3-5)

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 37-27 win over Pearl River.

This Week: Co-Lin (6-1) at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (6-1)

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 15 tackles (nine solo, six assists), 4.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble. He also caught one pass for 14 yards in a 39-6 loss to Starkville.

This Week: Greenville-Weston (1-6) at Columbus (3-4)

2013 Stats: Defense – 86 tackles (43 solo, 43 assists); 10.5 tackles for loss; three forced fumbles; one fumble recovery; six pass deflections Offense – six carries for three yards; five catches for 64 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 lost 31-28 to Tucker.

This Week: Miller Grove (3-3) at Stephenson (5-1)

2013 Stats: N/A


(2017) Anthony Hines III, LB, 6-2, 201, Episcopal School of Dallas (Dallas, Texas)

Last Week: Hines and the Eagles lost 55-35 to St. Mark’s

This Week: Greenhill (1-6) at Episcopal (4-3)

2013 Stats: 81 tackles; 14 tackles for loss; nine sacks; three forced fumbles


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

Last Week: Hoyett made 11 tackles (five solo, six assists) and one quarterback hurry in a 24-17 loss to Prattville.

This Week: Chelsea (2-5) at Pelham (5-2)

2013 Stats: 52 tackles (27 solo, 25 assists); six tackles for loss; 14 quarterback hurries; three sacks; one fumble recovery


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

Last Week: Jackson caught two passes for 34 yards in a 20-13 win over Brandon.

This Week: Petal (6-1) at Jim Hill (1-7)

2013 Stats: 19 catches for 240 yards, two touchdowns


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

Last Week: Johnson and the Wolfpack won 37-27 over Pearl River.

This Week: Co-Lin (6-1) at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (6-1)

2013 Stats: N/A


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

Last Week: Lee rushed 14 times for 41 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 49 yards and another score. He also added a 26 yard kickoff return in a 35-32 loss to Quitman.

This Week: Northeast Lauderdale (4-4) at Forrest County AHS (5-2)

2013 Stats: Offense – 112 carries for 887 yards, six touchdowns; seven catches for 156 yards, three touchdowns; 0-of-4 passing, one interception Special teams – four kickoff returns for 107 yards


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

Last Week: Liggins had two assisted tackles in a 40-9 win over Lewisberg.

This Week: Oxford (7-0) at New Hope (3-4)

2013 Stats: Defense – 49 tackles (13 solo, 36 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: Open

This Week: Cypress Creek (1-6) at Dr. Phillips (6-0)

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 24-20 over Jones County.

This Week: Holmes Community College (2-5) at Hinds (5-2)

2013 Stats: N/A


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

Last Week: Rawlings made one interception in a 16-0 win over Washington.

This Week: Bye

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


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

Last Week: Rayford had nine tackles and one tackle for loss. He also carried six times for 47 yards and a 17-yard catch in a 14-12 win over New Albany.

This Week: Senatobia (1-6) at Byhalia (2-4)

2013 Stats: Defense – 30 tackles; one pass deflection; three tackles for loss; two sacks Offense – 15 carries for 212 yards, three touchdowns; one catch for 17 yards


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 25 times for 252 yards and four touchdowns. He also made a 13-yard catch in a 69-41 win over Center Hill.

This Week: Lake Cormerant (5-2) at West Point (3-4)

2013 Stats: Offense – 191 carries for 1,191 yards, 14 touchdowns; eight catches for 61 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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