Mississippi State picks up commitments from linemen Mix, Flowers

By Mike Herndon, Mobile Press-Register,Staff (MCT)

Mississippi State added two new members to its 2013 recruiting class this weekend, as in-state offensive linemen Deon Mix and Kent Flowers announced their commitments, according to gulflive.com.

Mix, a 6-foot-4, 305-pounder from South Panola, is a four-star prospect who’s considered the No. 5 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com.

He had a long list of offers that included Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Southern Miss, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon and Texas.

“This is where my heart’s been ever since I started getting recruited by Mississippi State,” Mix told BulldogBlitz.com. “I love it down here. It’s a family. I love the competitiveness. I love the SEC anyways and I just felt at home down here.”

Flowers, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive tackle from Simmons School in Hollandale, is a three-star prospect, according to Rivals. He chose the Bulldogs over Ole Miss.

The Bulldogs now have five commitments in the 2013 class. The others are all receivers: Brandon Wells of Bogue Chitto; B.J. Hammond of Gadsden, Ala.; and De’Vante Scott of Copiah-Lincoln Community College.