Graham commits to Bulldogs

By Paul Jones/Special to the Journal

Jamoral Graham spent all of Monday night thinking about his college future, and even threw out a couple of hints on Twitter. On Tuesday morning the 2014 prospect ended the wait and became Mississippi State’s second commitment for the class of 2014.
The 247Sports four-star prospect, who plays for Newton County, chose MSU over offers from Ole Miss and Southern Miss and also drew interest from Alabama and LSU.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Graham is rated as the state’s third-best prospect for the class of 2014 via 247Composite.
Last year he played on both sides of the ball and could land on either side of the ball at MSU.
Offensively as a junior Graham rushed for 495 yards and six touchdowns, and he had 24 receptions for 464 yards and five more scores. He totaled 21 tackles, one interception and seven pass break-ups in the secondary.
“I feel comfortable on either side,” said Graham. “It really doesn’t matter to me. I do enjoy receiver more, and I love having the ball in my hands.
“You get the ball more on offense and don’t touch it much on defense. But it doesn’t really matter where I play at Mississippi State.”
Now that Graham’s junior year at Newton County is nearing an end, his focus turns to preparing for the 2013 campaign. He will do so without any recruiting worries.
“I am just working out this summer, and I am only going to Mississippi State’s camp,” said Graham. “I am shutting down my recruiting, and that feels good not to have any pressure going into my senior year.”
MSU’s first 2014 commitment was Memphis Westwood athlete Nikia Cathey. National signing day is Feb. 5.