One of Mississippi State’s problem areas heading into the 2016 season — the offensive line — just got a little more solid.
Stewart Reese, a three-star recruit out of Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central High School, became the 16th commitment for the Bulldogs’ class of 2016 on Monday, according to 247Sports.com.
The 6-foot-5, 340-pound senior is ranked by 247Sports.com as the 19th-best offensive guard in the country and the 57th-best player in Florida.
“It was really the coaching staff and the players,” Reese said at a school ceremony Monday, according to 247Sports.com. “You would think a good program like Mississippi State would have a lot of arrogant and stuck-up players. But on my visit those guys were very humble and friendly. They made me feel right at home. That was helpful with my decision and so were the coaches.”
The Bulldogs allowed the third-most sacks in the SEC last season, with 32 in 13 games. Mississippi State’s offensive line also gave up 71 tackles for a loss last season, the eighth most in the conference. Reese is the third offensive line commit in this class for the Bulldogs, and the highest-rated by the 247sports composite.