Mississippi State commitment preview

Richmond Hill (Ga.) quarterback Nick Fitzgerald.

Richmond Hill (Ga.) quarterback Nick Fitzgerald.

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

The Bulldogs currently have 24 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 carried four times for 58 yards and had three catches for 37 yards in a 33-15 win over Koscuisko.

This Week: Rosa Fort (11-1) at Cleveland (10-1) Third 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; 109 carries for 817 yards, nine touchdowns; 17 catches for 258 yards, two touchdowns Special Teams – one kickoff return for a 91-yard touchdown

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

Next Game: Tyler (8-2) vs. Garden City (Kan.) Community College (2-7) in Football Capital of Kansas Bowl on Dec. 7 in Pittsbug, Kan.

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

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

This Week: Season Complete (3-8)

2013 Stats: Punts – 24 punts for 1,023 yards (42.6 avg.) Field Goals – 1-for-3 Extra Points – 9-of-12 Kickoffs – 19 touchbacks Offense – nine catches for 157 yards

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

This Week: Season Complete (6-4)

2013 Stats: Defense – 49 tackles; 16 sacks; five forced fumbles; 17 tackles for loss; one fumble recovery Offense – 18 catches for 335 yards, three touchdowns

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

Last Week: Durr made 11 tackles and one interception. He also returned a punt 80-yards for a touchdown in a 44-17 loss to Brandon in the first round of the Class 6A Playoffs.

This Week: Season complete (6-5) First round of Class 6A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Defense – 61 tackles; seven pass deflections; three interceptions; one forced fumble Offense – six carries for 64 yards; 11 catches for 277 yards, two touchdowns Special teams – one kickoff return for 53 yards; one blocked field goal; four punt returns for touchdowns

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

Last Week: Fitzgerald completed 3 of 3 passing for 46 yards. He also rushed 20 times for 150 yards and two touchdowns in a 13-7 win over Thomas County Central.

This Week: Warner Robins (10-1) at Richmond Hill (10-1) Second round of Class AAAAA Playoffs

2013 Stats: Offense – 27-of-59 passing for 646 yards, eight touchdowns, two interceptions; 159 carries for 1,323 yards, 24 touchdowns Defense – two solo tackles; one pass deflection

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

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

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(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.

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

This Week: Season complete (1-10)

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

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Jordan Harris, OG, 6-5, 292, Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.)

Last Week: Harris and the Jaguars won 27-7 over Flower Branch.

This Week: Stephenson (9-2) at North Paulding (10-1) Second round of Class AAAAA Playoffs

2013 Stats: N/A

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

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

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

This Week: Season complete (6-5) First round of Class 6A Playoffs

2013 Stats: 73 tackles (37 solo, 36 assists); seven tackles for loss; 21 quarterback hurries; three sacks; one fumble recovery

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

Last Week: Jackson did not play due to a torn ACL in a 28-21 win over D’Iberville.

This Week: Oak Grove (11-1) at Petal (9-2) Second round of Class 6A Playoffs

2013 Stats: 22 catches for 332 yards, three touchdowns

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

This Week: Season Complete (7-2)

2013 Stats: N/A

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

Last Week: Lee completed 2-of-2 passing for 17 yards, rushed 17 times for 111 yards and caught three passes for 22 yards and a touchdown. Defensively he made six tackles (five solo, one assist) and returned an interception 45-yards. Lee also returned a kickoff 16 yards.

This Week: Forrest County AHS (10-2) at St. Stanislaus (13-0) Third round of Class 4A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Offense – 177 carries for 1,474 yards, 11 touchdowns; 18 catches for 253 yards, six touchdowns; 2-of-6 passing for 17 yards, one interception Special teams – six kickoff returns for 160 yards Defense – 32 tackles; one sack; three tackles for loss; one forced fumble; one interception; three fumble recoveries – one for touchdown

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

Last Week: Liggins made nine tackles (one solo, eight assists), two tackles for loss and one sack in a 50-7 win over Vicksburg.

This Week: Pearl (11-2) at Oxford (12-0) Second round of Class 5A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Defense – 71 tackles (19 solo, 52 assists); 12 tackles for loss; five pass deflections; six sacks; one interception; 11 quarterback hurries

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(2015) T.D. Moton, DT, 6-4, 310, Woodlawn (Shreveport, La.)

This Week: Season Complete (5-6) First round of playoffs

2013 Stats: Moton was forced to sit out this season due to transfer rules.

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

Last Week: Pollock made three tackles, one sack and recovered a fumble in a 37-10 win over Wharton.

This Week: Plant (9-1-1) vs. Dr. Phillips (11-0) Regional semifinals of Class 8A Playoffs

2013 Stats: 79 tackles; 15 tackles for loss; eight sacks; two forced fumbles; one fumble recovery

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

Next Game: Hinds (7-2) vs. Navarro (Texas) College in Brazos Bowl Dec. 7 in College Station, Texas

2013 Stats: N/A

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

Last Week: Rawlings and the Patriots lost 24-21 to Jackson Prep.

This Week: Season complete (8-4) First round of Class AAA Division 1 Playoffs

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

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

Last Week: Rayford made six tackles. He also carried four times for 52 yards in a 55-21 loss to Cleveland.

This Week: Season Complete (4-7) Second round of Class 4A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Defense – 67 tackles; one pass deflection; seven tackles for loss; two sacks; three fumble recoveries – two touchdowns Offense – 30 carries for 328 yards, three touchdowns; two catches for 88 yards, one touchdown

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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

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(2015) Timothy Washington, DE, 6-3, 200, Yazoo City (Yazoo City, Miss.)

This Week: Season Complete (9-1)

2013 Stats: 67 tackles; 13 tackles for loss; 7.5 sacks; one forced fumble; one fumble recovery; three blocked punts

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

Last Week: Williams carried 32 times for 176 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 33 yards and a touchdown. He also added an interception on defense in a 33-20 loss to Pearl.

This Week: Season Complete (7-5) First round of Class 5A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Offense – 338 carries for 2,229 yards, 28 touchdowns; 14 catches for 240 yards, two touchdowns Special Teams – eight kickoff returns for 152 yards Defense – one interception

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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