Bulldogs sign five mid-year transfers

The nation's No. 1 junior college offensive lineman, Martinas Rankin, committed and signed with the Bulldogs on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com)

The nation’s No. 1 junior college offensive lineman, Martinas Rankin, committed and signed with the Bulldogs on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com)

Mississippi State and head coach Dan Mullen added five mid-year transfers to the roster for the spring semester.

The Bulldogs signed three instate junior college prospects to national letters of intent while two early high school graduates inked financial aid agreements on Wednesday.

Copiah-Lincoln Community College teammates Donald Gray and Johnathan Calvin kept their commitments and signed with MSU. Gray (5-9, 185) is a four-star wide receiver that caught 55 passes for 989 yards and 10 touchdowns this fall while also returning three punts for scores. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound All-American originally signed with the Bulldogs out of high school in 2013.

Calvin is a 6-foot-4, 250-pounder that made 55 tackles, eight for loss, 5.5 sacks, forced two fumbles and recorded a safety for the Wolfpack.

Gulf Coast Community College four-star recruit Martinas Rankin committed and signed with State on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder is rated as top junior college offensive tackle in the country.

Rankin chose the Bulldogs over offers from Oklahoma, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, Missouri, Ohio State, Ole Miss, South Florida, Southern Miss and Texas.

Four-star athlete Malik Dear (5-9, 210) will enroll in January after accounting for 1,592 all-purpose yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior at Murrah.

Memphis (Tenn.) Central three-star athlete Deddrick Thomas will also begin the spring semester. The 5-foot-9, 170-pounder accumulated 1,198 yards and 16 touchdowns during the fall.

Another Mississippi State commitment, Oak Grove’s Cameron Myers, also signed Wednesday but with Gulf Coast Community College.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound four-star prospect plans to play both football and baseball at Gulf Coast and will enroll next month. Myers led the Warriors to the Class 6A State Championship game totaling 3,476 yards of offense and 38 touchdowns.

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  • urp

    Why is everyone signing juco transfers? Can none of these coaches develop their own players?



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