October 12, 2006

Recruiting breakdown: The linebackers

Mississippi State has been known for solid linebacker play throughout the years, and this year has been no different with Quinton Culberson leading the way. He will be gone at the end of the year, however, but the cupboard isn't bare. Who will step in to fill the former five-star athlete's shoes and who will be new on the roster next fall?

While Culberson will be gone, linebacker is one of the deepest positions on the team as far as playmakers, with two of the three starters returning. Carlton Rice backs up Culberson, but will be looking over his shoulder next fall, since Timmy Bailey has been in the system a year now.

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