Mississippi State announced the additions of the first members of its 2016 class in Copiah-Lincoln defensive end Tre Brown and cornerback Lashard Durr on national signing day.
But that was not the only recruiting news the Bulldogs made on Wednesday as 2017 four-star quarterback Keytaon Thompson committed to play for Dan Mullen.
Thompson is rated as the nation’s No. 8 dual-threat quarterback and the 10th best prospect in Louisiana according to 247Sports.com. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder from New Orleans also has offers from Arizona State, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Florida, Illinois, LSU, Miami, Tennessee, Texas Tech and UCF.
He led Landry-Walker to an 11-3 record and into the Class 5A quarterfinals this year.
Thompson is the fifth member of MSU’s 2017 class, moving the Bulldogs to ninth nationally.
For more on Thompson’s commitment, check out Paul Jones’ story on Bulldawgs247.com by clicking the link HERE.