Nineteen football newcomers enroll

Jonnas Spivey is one of 19 MSU signees that began classes on Thursday. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Jonnas Spivey is one of 19 MSU signees that began classes on Thursday. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State welcomed 19 football newcomers to the roster for the start of the June summer term on Thursday.

The 19 newcomers combined with the six mid-year transfers that went through spring drills give the Bulldogs all but three of its 2015 signing class already on campus. MSU is still awaiting the arrival of tight ends Farrod Green and Dontea Jones and defensive tackle T.D. Moton.

Defensive end Fletcher Adams (Brandon), running back Nick Gibson (Pinson, Ala.), wide receiver Justin Johnson (Birmingham, Ala.), defensive end Kendell Jones (Pinson, Ala.), linebacker Keith Joseph Jr. (Pascagoula), linebacker Traver Jung (Holmes Community College), linebacker Leo Lewis (Brookhaven), safety Mark McLaurin (Collins), wide receiver Keith Mixon (Birmingham, Ala.), offensive lineman Harrison Moon (Chattanooga, Tenn.), defensive end Anfernee Mullins (Aliceville, Ala.), running back Alec Murphy (Nixa, Mo.), safety Jamal Peters (Bassfield), cornerback Maurice Smitherman (Adamsville, Ala.), wide receiver Jonnas Spivey (Bay Springs), cornerback Chris Stamps (Warren Central), quarterback Nick Tiano (Chattanooga, Tenn.), linebacker Timothy Washington (Yazoo City) and center Darryl Williams (Bessemer, Ala.) all enrolled this week.

Junior college transfers Johnathan Calvin, Donald Gray and Martinas Rankin along with early high school graduates Malik Dear, Michael Story and Deddrick Thomas began classes in January.

2015 Mississippi State Football Newcomers

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Exp. Hometown (Previous School)

3 Traver Jung LB 6-4 215 Jr. JC Greenville, Miss. (Holmes CC)

12 Jamal Peters DB 6-2 216 Fr. HS Bassfield, Miss. (Bassfield HS)

14 Nick Tiano QB 6-5 230 Fr. HS Chattanooga, Tenn. (Baylor School)

21 Nick Gibson RB 5-11 197 Fr. HS Birmingham, Ala. (Pinson Valley HS)

23 Keith Mixon WR 5-8 175 Fr. HS Birmingham, Ala. (Shades Valley School)

26 Alec Murphy RB 6-1 225 Fr. HS Nixa, Mo. (Nixa HS)

30 Chris Stamps DB 6-1 170 Fr. HS Vicksburg, Miss. (Warren Central HS)

31 Maurice Smitherman DB 5-9 178 Fr. HS Adamsville, Ala. (Minor HS)

41 Mark McLaurin DB 6-2 210 Fr. HS Collins, Miss. (Collins HS)

43 Fletcher Adams DL 6-2 260 Fr. HS Brandon, Miss. (Brandon HS)

44 Leo Lewis LB 6-2 231 Fr. HS Brookhaven, Miss. (Brookhaven HS)

50 Tim Washington LB 6-3 183 Fr. HS Yazoo City, Miss. (Yazoo City HS)

69 Darryl Williams OL 6-3 304 Fr. HS Bessemer, Ala. (Bessemer City HS)

75 Harrison Moon OL 6-4 276 Fr. HS Chattanooga, Tenn. (Signal Mountain HS)

81 Justin Johnson WR 6-4 224 Fr. HS Birmingham, Ala. (Hoover HS)

85 Jonnas Spivey WR 6-1 181 Fr. HS Bay Springs, Miss. (Bay Springs HS)

91 Anfernee Mullins DL 6-4 245 Fr. HS Aliceville, Ala. (Aliceville HS)

92 Kendell Jones DL 6-4 255 Fr. HS Pinson, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville HS)

99 Keith Joseph Jr. LB 6-4 226 Fr. HS Pascagoula, Miss. (Pascagoula HS)

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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