Mississippi State may be dropping a few games on the field of late but their recruiting efforts have remained strong. On Monday, the Bulldogs landed one of the top wide receivers in the state of Mississippi and in the region with the commitment of Jesse Jackson out of Petal High School. Earlier in the week, offensive lineman Sean Rawlings jump aboard. The pickups boosted the Bulldogs up 10 spots to No. 27 in the national team recruiting rankings on 247Sports.
But Mississippi State isn’t the only SEC West squad picking up commitments. LSU landed a big one last week when Davon Godchaux pledged with the Tigers. The in-state defensive lineman will likely project to defensive tackle in Baton Rouge and is recovering from an ACL injury. Arkansas also landed a big one in Ravian Pierce important not only because he is an athletic tight end, but also because he hails from south Florida, a region that Bret Bielema and staff hope to recruit regularly.
This Friday, the CSS Game of the Week features an absurd number of prospects when Tucker plays Stephenson in an Atlanta-area showdown. The Stephenson side has no less than 15 prospects already either committed to FBS programs or holding multiple FBS offers. Tucker has a similar stockpile of talent and is led by Georgia linebacker commit Detric Dukes. He’ll be trying to tackle Vanderbilt commit Dallas Rivers on the Stephenson side, a back that has had a huge senior season already. Other prospects of note include a pair of South Carolina junior commits for Stephenson in Dexter Neal and Chauncey Rivers as well as Tucker safety standout Dominick Sanders. Also, keep an eye on sophomore athlete Khalil Ladler. The youngster already holds offers from most of the SEC heavyweights.