Trio of visitors commit to MSU

Mississippi State added three commitments to its 2014 class on Sunday.

Holmes Community College cornerback Tee Shepard along with Clarksdale teammates J.T. Gray and Elgton Jenkins all pledged their services to the Bulldogs while on an official visit over the weekend.

Shepard is a four-star prospect and the top junior college cornerback in the country according to The 6-foot-1, 197-pounder from Fresno, Calif., was an early enrollee at Notre Dame in 2012 but left before the season began. He will have three years of eligibility remaining. Shepard had offers from California, Arizona State, Baylor, Minnesota, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

You can ready more about Shepard’s commitment from Paul Jones at by clicking here.

Gray is a six-foot, 196-pound safety transferred back to his home state from Arizona for his senior season where he recorded 58 tackles, five tackles for loss, three interceptions and forced two fumbles. Gray had offers from Arizona State, Cincinnati, USC, Washington, Iowa State, Arizona, California, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State and Utah.

For more on Gray’s commitment click here.

Jenkins received an offer while on his visit and it did not take the 6-foot-4, 283-pound offensive tackle long to decide. Jenkins received offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Temple and UAB.

For more on Jenkins commitment click here.

The trio commitments pushed MSU’s class up to 21 with signing day upcoming Wednesday.

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