Mississippi State commitment preview

Pelham (Ala.) defensive tackle Braxton Hoyett (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Pelham (Ala.) defensive tackle Braxton Hoyett (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

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

The Bulldogs currently have 22 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 six tackles and forced a fumble in a 42-12 win over Kilgore.

This Week: Navarro College (4-4) at Tyler (8-1) – SWJCFC Semifinal Playoffs

2013 Stats: 57 tackles; three sacks; five tackles for loss; one forced fumble


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

Last Week: Cooke punted four times for 144 yards (36.0 avg.), had three touchbacks on kickoffs and was 1-of-2 on extra points. He also had three catches for 40 yards in a 52-13 loss to East Rankin.

This Week: Presbyterian Christian (6-4) at Columbia Academy (3-6)

2013 Stats: Punts – 18 punts for 717 yards (39.8 avg.) Field Goals – 1-for-3 Extra Points – 4-of-6 Kickoffs – 14 touchbacks Offense – six catches for 104 yards


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

Last Week: Cooper had three tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks. He also caught five passes for 88 yards and a touchdown in a 42-6 win over Redan.

This Week: Columbia (5-3) at Stone Mountain (3-5)

2013 Stats: Defense – 45 tackles; 12 sacks; five forced fumbles; 13 tackles for loss Offense – 14 catches for 254 yards, two touchdowns


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

Last Week: Durr made nine tackles and forced a fumble. He also caught two passes for 46 yards in a 49-42 win over Biloxi.

This Week: St. Martin (6-4) at Harrison Central (6-3)

2013 Stats: Defense – 44 tackles; seven pass deflections; one interception; one forced fumble Offense – six carries for 64 yards; 10 catches for 215 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 5 of 9 passing for 82 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed 22 times for 223 yards and three more scores and had a two-point conversion in a 28-14 win over Bradwell Institute.

This Week: Jenkins (3-4-1) at Richmond Hill (7-1)

2013 Stats: Offense – 18-of-42 passing for 472 yards, six touchdowns, two interceptions; 126 carries for 1,003 yards, 20 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 28-14 loss to Quitman.

This Week: Greene County (4-5) at Newton County (5-4)

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 42-14 win over Southwest.

This Week: Open

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


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

Last Week: Green did not play due to a torn ACL in a 40-19 loss to Northwest Rankin.

This Week: Clinton (2-7) at Greenville-Weston (1-8)

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 10-6 over M.L. King

This Week: Mays (6-2) vs. Stephenson (7-1)

2013 Stats: N/A


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

Last Week: Hines had 15 tackles and four tackles for loss. He also returned a kickoff 36 yards in a 56-48 win over Holland Hill (Okla.).

This Week: Episcopal (6-3) at Kinkaid (9-0)

2013 Stats: Defense – 107 tackles; 24 tackles for loss; nine sacks; three forced fumbles Offense – 23 carries for 146 yards, one touchdown; five catches for 73 yards Special Teams – one kickoff return for 36 yards


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

Last Week: Hoyett made five tackles (four solo, one assist) and three quarterback hurries in a 27-24 win over Spain Park.

This Week: Pelham (6-3) at Shades Valley (8-1)

2013 Stats: 66 tackles (34 solo, 32 assists); six tackles for loss; 17 quarterback hurries; three sacks; one fumble recovery


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

Last Week: Jackson did not play due to a torn ACL in a 45-21 loss to Meridian.

This Week: Petal (7-2) at Forest Hill (4-6)

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 won 42-14 over Southwest.

This Week: Open

This Week: Open

2013 Stats: N/A


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

Last Week: Lee carried 11 times for 51 yards and caught five passes for 37 yards, one touchdown and a two-point conversion. He also recorded 11 tackles (10 solo, one assist), two tackles for loss and forced a fumble in a 28-21 win over Greene County.

This Week: Northeast Jones (4-6) at Forrest County AHS (7-2)

2013 Stats: Offense – 141 carries for 1,089 yards, seven touchdowns; 13 catches for 207 yards, four touchdowns; 0-of-4 passing, one interception Special teams – four kickoff returns for 107 yards Defense – 12 tackles; one sack; three tackles for loss; one forced fumble


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

Last Week: Liggins did not play in a 47-12 win over Clarksdale.

This Week: Oxford (9-0) at Center Hill (1-8)

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 10 tackles and two tackles for loss in a 42-13 win over Evans.

This Week: Freedom (3-5) at Dr. Phillips (8-0)

2013 Stats: 59 tackles; 12 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 38-14 over Pearl River.

This Week: Open

2013 Stats: N/A


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

Last Week: Rawlings and the Patriots lost 30-20 to Jackson Academy.

This Week: MRA (6-3) at Hillcrest Christian (1-8)

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 seven tackles and recovered a fumble. He also carried five times for 36 yards in a 51-7 loss to Ripley.

This Week: Byhalia (3-5) at Lafayette (5-5)

2013 Stats: Defense – 43 tackles; one pass deflection; four tackles for loss; two sacks; three fumble recoveries – two touchdowns Offense – 25 carries for 269 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 37 times for 254 yards and three touchdowns in a 43-22 win over Saltillo.

This Week: West Point (5-4) at New Hope (4-5)

2013 Stats: Offense – 268 carries for 1,717 yards, 19 touchdowns; nine catches for 85 yards Special Teams – seven kickoff returns for 130 yards

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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