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.