December 7, 2013

2015 Setting up Nicely for Bulldog Recruiting

Immediately following the Alabama loss at home, Mississippi State saw the start of their big opportunity for 2015. Juniors around the southeast represent one of the most talented and deepest classes since 2009. In that 2009 class, Sylvester Croom and his staff started out strong getting players like Fletcher Cox, Tyler Russell Josh Boyd and Gabe Jackson on board before Dan Mullen finished things with instrumental players Chad Bumphis and Ladarius Perkins. This coming season, MSU has a chance to bring in similar results.

The Bulldogs came into that Alabama ball game last month with some solid ties to many of the top players in the state. What they did in that game was open the eyes of many players that were straddling the fence or wondering what MSU was all about. With over 90 prospects in attendance from the 2014 and '15 classes, the Bulldogs put up one of the most impressive defenses performances of the season forcing four turnovers against the nation's number one team.

The result was as positive as it has been in quite some time albeit still a loss to the Crimson Tide. Minutes after the game, MSU saw two of the southeast's top defenders say they've seen enough. T.D. Moton, long believed to be an LSU lean, decided to pledge to the Bulldogs and while the fight is not over for the talented five star, MSU holds his commitment and will be in the picture.

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