The concerns about whether Joe Moorhead would be able to recruit in the Southeast are quickly fading away.
The first-year Mississippi State coach made another splash in the state on Saturday, securing the commitment of Jack Harris, a defensive end and outside linebacker hybrid from Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg.
Harris made the announcement on his Twitter account, emphasizing, “I’m staying home.”
— Jack Harris (@jack_harris_12) June 2, 2018
“I am so blessed to announce my commitment to Mississippi State University!! HAILSTATE!!”
Harris visited Starkville in January, and evidently the impact Moorhead made on him was strong.
— Jack Harris (@jack_harris_12) January 28, 2018
Harris is a 3-star strongside defensive end and the 26th-ranked prospect in Mississippi, according to the 247Sports composite.
He stands 6-feet-2 and weighs 240 pounds. Based on how his body progresses during his senior year and once he arrives and spends time in the weight room in Starkville, Moorhead and the staff likely will have the option to play Harris exclusively at defensive end, exclusively at outside linebacker, or a rotation between the two, which also depends on the options throughout the rest of the Bulldogs defense.
Both Harris’ Twitter bio and 247 list his 40-yard dash time at 4.50 seconds, very impressive for his size.
Mississippi State was the only SEC program among Harris’ options. He also had offers from Army, Indiana, Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss, and UAB.
Harris’ commitment gives the Bulldogs their 10th commitment of the 2019 class, which ranks seventh in the SEC and 17th in the nation.