Cooper back with the Bulldogs

Deshon Cooper went through fall camp with the Bulldogs. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Deshon Cooper went through fall camp with the Bulldogs. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State added a familiar piece to its 2016 recruiting puzzle with the re-commitment of linebacker Deshon Cooper.

Cooper signed with the Bulldogs in February and went through fall camp in Starkville but was ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA. The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder from Atlanta then enrolled at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

Through two games with the Wolfpack, Cooper has made six tackles (five solo, one assist). He is one of four MSU commitments at Co-Lin joining Donald Gray, Johnathan Calvin and Lashard Durr.

Cooper is the Bulldogs fourth commitment for a 2016 class which ranks 12th nationally by

For more on Cooper’s commitment, check out Paul Jones’ story at by clicking the link here.

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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  • Reason2Succeed

    We really need these guys to qualify coming out of high school. We can’t rely on two year JUCO guys. Our program is a development program so it takes time for players to reach peak performance. Congrats to these JUCO prospects but they should be the only ones in the recruiting class. The rest need to be 4-5 years prospects.

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