Mississippi State commitment preview

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Stephenson’s Jordan Harris

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.

Brandon Bryant, S, 6-0, 195, Rosa Fort (Tunica, Miss.)

Last Week: Bryant made one solo tackle. He also carried twice for 24 yards and caught four passes for 61 yards in a 22-13 win over Senatobia.

This Week: Shannon (4-6) at Rosa Fort (9-1) First round of Class 4A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Defense – 29 tackles (26 solo, three assists); two interceptions – one for touchdown; five pass deflections; one forced fumble Offense – 15 of 38 passing for 257 yards, two touchdowns, five interceptions; 105 carries for 759 yards, nine touchdowns; 14 catches for 221 yards, two touchdowns Special Teams – one kickoff return for a 91-yard touchdown


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

Last Week: Coleman and the Apaches lost 33-24 to Navarro College.

This Week:  Season Complete (8-2) SWJCFC Semifinals

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 once for 49 yards, had four touchbacks on kickoffs and made 2-of-3 extra points. He also caught three passes for 53 yards in a 49-20 loss to Presbyterian Christian.

This Week: Columbia Academy (3-7) at Copiah Academy (1-9)

2013 Stats: Punts – 19 punts for 766 yards (40.3 avg.) Field Goals – 1-for-3 Extra Points – 6-of-9 Kickoffs – 18 touchbacks Offense – nine catches for 157 yards


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

Last Week: Cooper had three tackles, three tackles for loss and three sacks in a 76-35 win over Stone Mountain.

This Week: Banneker (4-4-1) at Columbia (6-3)

2013 Stats: Defense – 47 tackles; 15 sacks; five forced fumbles; 16 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 five tackles and returned a punt for a touchdown in a 13-10 loss to St. Martin.

This Week: Hancock County (3-7) at Harrison Central (6-4)

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; two punt returns for touchdowns


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

Last Week: Fitzgerald completed 3 of 9 passing for 96 yards and a touchdown while rushing 11 times for 113 yards and two more scores in a 41-21 win over Jenkins.

This Week: Windsor Forest (0-9) at Richmond Hill (8-1)

2013 Stats: Offense – 21-of-51 passing for 568 yards, seven touchdowns, two interceptions; 137 carries for 1,116 yards, 22 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 35-14 loss to Greene County

This Week: Season Complete (5-5)

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.)

This Week: Season Complete (7-2)

2013 Stats: Gray is sat 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 35-6 loss to Clinton

This Week: Greenville-Weston (1-9) at Madison Central (7-3)

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 lost 13-9 to Mays.

This Week: Stephenson (7-2) at North Atlanta (0-9)

2013 Stats: N/A


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

Last Week: Hines had 18 tackles, five tackles for loss and1.5 sacks. He also forced and recovered a fumble in a 48-28 loss to Kinkaid.

This Week: Season Complete (6-4) First round of Class 1A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Defense – 125 tackles; 29 tackles for loss; 10.5 sacks; four forced fumbles; one fumble recovery 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 three tackles (two solo, one assist), one tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry in a 55-20 loss to Shades Valley.

This Week: Pelham (6-4) at Fairhope (8-2) First round of Class 6A Playoffs

2013 Stats: 69 tackles (36 solo, 33 assists); seven tackles for loss; 18 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 35-0 win over Forest Hill

This Week: Petal (8-2) at Terry (5-5)

2013 Stats: 22 catches for 332 yards, three touchdowns


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

This Week: Season Complete (7-2)

2013 Stats: N/A


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

Last Week: Lee carried 11 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 10-yard touchdown. Defensively he made 11 tackles (eight solo, three assists) and returned a kickoff 37 yards in a 48-21 win over Northeast Jones.

This Week: Florence (5-6) at Forrest County AHS (8-2) First round of Class 4A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Offense – 152 carries for 1,225 yards, nine touchdowns; 14 catches for 217 yards, five touchdowns; 0-of-4 passing, one interception Special teams – five kickoff returns for 144 yards Defense – 23 tackles; one sack; three tackles for loss; one forced fumble


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

Last Week: Liggins made four tackles (two solo, two assists), two tackles for loss, a sack, two quarterback hurries and three pass deflections in a 56-27 win over Center Hill.

This Week: Lake Cormerant (6-4) at Oxford (10-0)

2013 Stats: Defense – 57 tackles (16 solo, 41 assists); 10 tackles for loss; five pass deflections; five sacks; one interception; eight quarterback hurries


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

Last Week: Pollock made five tackles in a 42-14 win over Freedom.

This Week: Winter Park (8-1) at Dr. Phillips (9-0)

2013 Stats: 64 tackles; 12 tackles for loss; five sacks; two forced fumbles


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

This Week: Season Complete (7-2)

2013 Stats: N/A


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

Last Week: Rawlings and the Patriots won 48-6 over Hillcrest Christian

This Week: Heritage Academy (8-3) at MRA (7-3)

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 five tackles. He also had a seven yard run in a 50-13 loss to Lafayette.

This Week: Byhalia (3-6) at Corinth (10-1) First round of Class 4A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Defense – 48 tackles; one pass deflection; four tackles for loss; two sacks; three fumble recoveries – two touchdowns Offense – 26 carries for 276 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 23 times for 227 yards and five touchdowns in a 76-50 win over New Hope.

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

2013 Stats: Offense – 291 carries for 1,944 yards, 24 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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