Former three-star linebacker signee Deshon Cooper was permitted to go through training camp at Mississippi State while the NCAA Clearinghouse reviewed his coursework but was ruled academically ineligible.
The 6-foot-2, 209-pounder from Atlanta has enrolled and will play at Copiah-Lincoln Community College for the next two seasons. Cooper becomes teammates with Bulldog commitments Donald Gray, Jonathan Calvin and Lashard Durr with the Wolfpack.
Mullen stated that tight end signee Ravian Pierce is working to become eligible in the spring. Pierce inked with the Bulldogs on Feb. 27, a late addition to the 2014 class.