MSU loses longtime juco commitment

Three-star defensive tackle Emmit Gooden has reopened his recruitment. (Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com)

Three-star defensive tackle Emmit Gooden has reopened his recruitment. (Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com)

Mississippi State has found tough sledding along the recruiting trail of late.

The Bulldogs lost their fourth commitment in eight days Wednesday when three-star defensive tackle Emmit Gooden reopened his recruitment. Gooden was the second 2018 pledge to de-commit during that span.

The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder from Independence Community College in Kansas announced his decision on Twitter. He initially pledged to be a part of MSU’s 2016 class and is the younger brother of former Bulldogs’ basketball standout Jarvis Varnado.

Gooden also owns offers from Alabama, Missouri, Texas-San Antonio and USC. His departure leaves the Bulldogs with just two commitments in the 2018 class.

The Brownsville, Tennessee native is rated the nation’s No. 3 juco prospect.

Logan Lowery

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