Mississippi State commitment preview

Petal wide receiver Jesse Jackson (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Petal wide receiver Jesse Jackson (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

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 32nd by 247Sports.com.

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

Last Week: Coleman made four tackles in a 55-31 loss to Trinity Valley.

This Week: Kilgore College (4-4) at Tyler (7-1)

2013 Stats: 51 tackles; three sacks; five tackles for loss


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

Last Week: Cooke punted four times for 137 yards (34.3 avg.) and missed a 58-yard field goal in a 49-0 loss to Jackson Prep.

This Week: East Rankin Academy (0-8) at Columbia Academy (3-5)

2013 Stats: Punts – 14 punts for 573 yards (40.9 avg.) Field Goals – 1-for-3 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 four tackles, two sacks and two tackles for loss. He also had a 43-yard touchdown catch in a 30-12 win over Lithonia.

This Week: Columbia (4-3) at Redan (0-7)

2013 Stats: Defense – 42 tackles; 10 sacks; five forced fumbles; 11 tackles for loss Offense – nine catches for 166 yards, one touchdown


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

Last Week: Durr made five tackles and had a pass deflection. He also returned a punt for an 82-yard touchdown in a 17-14 win over Ocean Springs.

This Week: Harrison Central (5-3) at Biloxi (4-4)

2013 Stats: Defense – 35 tackles; seven 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; one punt return for 82 yards, one touchdown


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

Last Week: Fitzgerald completed 1 of 4 passing for 14 yards. He also carried 14 times for 73 yards and a touchdown in a 34-17 loss to Ware County.

This Week: Richmond Hill (6-1) at Bradwell Institute (3-4)

2013 Stats: Offense – 13-of-33 passing for 390 yards, five touchdowns, one interception; 104 carries for 780 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 20-16 win over Northeast Jones.

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

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 21-7 loss to Gulf Coast.

This Week: Southwest Mississippi Community College (2-6) at Co-Lin (6-2)

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 12 tackles (five solo, seven assists), one tackle for loss and a pass deflection. He also had a 32-yard run in a 37-7 loss to Columbus.

This Week: Northwest Rankin (2-6) at Greenville-Weston (1-7)

2013 Stats: Defense – 98 tackles (48 solo, 50 assists); 11.5 tackles for loss; three forced fumbles; one fumble recovery; seven pass deflections Offense – seven carries for 35 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 won 31-7 over Miller Grove.

This Week: Stephenson (6-1) at M.L. King (6-1)

2013 Stats: N/A


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

Last Week: Hines had 11 tackles and six tackles for loss. He also carried five times for 60 yards and a touchdown in a 59-21 win over Greenhill.

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

2013 Stats: 92 tackles; 20 tackles for loss; nine sacks; three forced fumbles


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

Last Week: Hoyett made nine tackles (three solo, six assists) in a 55-34 loss to Chelsea.

This Week: Spain Park (8-0) at Pelham (5-3)

2013 Stats: 61 tackles (30 solo, 31 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 three passes for 92 yards and a touchdown in a 42-7 win over Jim Hill.

This Week: Meridian (5-3) at Jim Hill (7-1)

2013 Stats: 22 catches for 332 yards, three touchdowns


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

Last Week: Johnson and the Wolfpack lost 21-7 to Gulf Coast.

This Week: Southwest Mississippi Community College (2-6) at Co-Lin (6-2)

2013 Stats: N/A


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

Last Week: Lee carried 18 times for 151 yards and one touchdown and also caught one pass for 14 yards. He also had one tackle and one sack in a 41-35 win over Northeast Lauderdale.

This Week: Forrest County AHS (6-2) at Greene County (4-4)

2013 Stats: Offense – 130 carries for 1,038 yards, seven touchdowns; eight catches for 170 yards, three touchdowns; 0-of-4 passing, one interception Special teams – four kickoff returns for 107 yards Defense – one tackle, one sack


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

Last Week: Liggins had four tackles (one solo, three assists), two tackles for loss, one sack and three quarterback hurries in a 39-14 win over New Hope.

This Week: Clarksdale (4-3) at Oxford (8-0)

2013 Stats: Defense – 53 tackles (14 solo, 39 assists); eight tackles for loss; two pass deflections; four sacks; one interception; six quarterback hurries


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

Last Week: Pollock made seven tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble in a 56-6 win over Cypress Creek.

This Week: Dr. Phillips (7-0) at Evans (1-6)

2013 Stats: 49 tackles; 10 tackles for loss; five sacks; two forced fumbles


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

Last Week: Price and the Eagles won 27-13 over Holmes.

This Week: Pearl River Community College (4-4) at Hinds (6-2)

2013 Stats: N/A


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

Last Week: Jackson Academy (6-2) at MRA (6-2)

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 six tackles, one tackle for loss and recovered two fumbles for touchdowns. He also carried five times for 21 yards in a 20-12 win over Senatobia.

This Week: Byhalia (3-4) at Ripley (8-1)

2013 Stats: Defense – 36 tackles; one pass deflection; four tackles for loss; two sacks; two fumble recoveries for two touchdowns Offense – 20 carries for 233 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 40 times for 272 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught one pass for 24 yards in a 24-21 win over Lake Cormerant.

This Week: Saltillo (6-3) at West Point (4-4)

2013 Stats: Offense – 231 carries for 1,463 yards, 16 touchdowns; nine catches for 85 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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