Four-star Gooden commits to MSU

Four-star defensive end Emmit Gooden is the younger brother of former MSU basketball standout Jarvis Varnado. (Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com)

Four-star defensive end Emmit Gooden is the younger brother of former MSU basketball standout Jarvis Varnado. (Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com)

The recruiting trail has been kind to Mississippi State this week. Four-star quarterback Keytaon Thompson (2017) committed to the Bulldogs on Wednesday and four-star defensive end Emmit Gooden did the same on Thursday.

Gooden is rated the nation’s No. 13 strong-side defensive end and the No. 7 overall prospect in Tennessee. The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder is the younger brother of former MSU basketball standout Jarvis Varnado.

Gooden chose the Bulldogs over a dozen other offers including SEC scholarships from Alabama, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas A&M.

Gooden recorded 88 tackles, 27 for loss, 10 sacks and forced three fumbles this season at Haywood High School. He is the 15th member of State’s 2016 class.

For more on Gooden’s commitment, check out Paul Jones’ story on Bulldawgs247.com by clicking the link HERE.

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