Mississippi State commitment preview

Newton County's Jamoral Graham (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Newton County’s Jamoral Graham (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

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 33rd by 247Sports.com.

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

Last Week: Bryant carried eight times for 79 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 81 yards in a 22-17 loss to Cleveland in the third round of the Class 4A Playoffs.

This Week: Season complete (11-2) 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; 117 carries for 896 yards, 10 touchdowns; 22 catches for 339 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.)

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 6 of 19 passing for 138 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed 21 times for 153 yards in a 42-28 loss to Warner Robins in the second round of  the Class AAAAA Playoffs.

This Week: Season complete (10-2) Second round of Class AAAAA Playoffs

2013 Stats: Offense – 33-of-78 passing for 784 yards, 10 touchdowns, two interceptions; 180 carries for 1,476 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 lost 35-7 to North Paulding in the second round of the Class AAAAA Playoffs.

This Week: Season complete (9-3) 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 38-28 loss to Oak Grove in the second round of the Class 6A Playoffs.

This Week: Season complete (9-3) 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 was 0-of-1 passing and rushed 19 times for 73 yards. He also caught six passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Lee made five tackles (four solo, one assist), had one tackle for loss and a sack as well as returned a kickoff for 30 yards in a 49-42 win over St. Stanislaus in the third round of the Class 4A Playoffs.

This Week: Quitman (10-4) at Forrest County AHS (11-2) Class 4A Semifinals

2013 Stats: Offense – 196 carries for 1,547 yards, 11 touchdowns; 24 catches for 376 yards, seven touchdowns; 2-of-7 passing for 17 yards, one interception Special teams – seven kickoff returns for 190 yards Defense – 37 tackles; two sacks; four 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 three tackles (one solo, two assists), one tackle for loss, one sack and a pass deflection in a 39-21 win over Pearl in the second round of the Class 5A Playoffs.

This Week: Callaway (14-0) at Oxford (13-0) Class 5A Semifinals

2013 Stats: Defense – 74 tackles (20 solo, 54 assists); 13 tackles for loss; six pass deflections; seven 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 seven tackles including two for loss in a 24-23 overtime loss to Plant in the Class 8A Regional semifinals.

This Week: Season complete (11-1) Regional semifinals of Class 8A Playoffs

2013 Stats: 86 tackles; 17 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.)

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.)

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.)

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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