Mississippi State’s recruiting efforts suffered a blow on Wednesday.
Three-star tight end Ravian Pierce announced via Twitter that he has decided to drop his pledge to the Bulldogs and continue his recruitment.
“I appreciate everything that Mississippi State has done for me, but I have made the decision to de-commit to take other official visits,” Pierce wrote on Twitter.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect originally signed with the Bulldogs as part of their 2014 class, but attended Southwest Mississippi State Community College where he collected a team-high 27 catches, 207 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He reaffirmed his commitment to Mississippi State again in Oct. 2015.
Pierce reports 14 offers, including Oklahoma State, Florida, LSU and Missouri, among others. He is ranked as the nation’s No. 3 junior college tight end, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
With the news of Pierce’s de-commitment, the Bulldogs now hold 19 commits in their 2017 class with no tight end recruits.