Signing Day is almost upon us, and though Mississippi State has plenty of commitments already, there are a few top players who are still up for grabs.
Here are the three highest ranked players who could choose the Bulldogs:
Scott Lashley: The 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle is rated the No. 8 player in Mississippi, and the nation’s No. 18 offensive tackle. The four-star recruit briefly committed to the Bulldogs in May, but then decided to keep his options open.
- Offers: LSU, Alabama, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCLA, Wisconsin, Arkansas State, Florida, Georgia Southern, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, Troy, Southern Miss
- Finalists (247Sports predictions): Mississippi State (93%), Alabama (7%)
- When he’s signing: Feb. 2, 5 p.m. ET
A.J. Brown: The 6-foot-1, 220-pound senior is rated the No. 5 wide receiver in the country and would be a huge pickup for a Mississippi State team that is losing star wideout De’Runnya Wilson to the NFL draft. Brown, a four-star recruit, played his high school ball at Starkville High School (Starkville, Miss.), which should give his hometown Bulldogs an edge.
- Offers: Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, California, Auburn, Kansas, LSU, Tennessee, Texas, Tulsa, USC
- Finalists (247Sports predictions): Mississippi State (50%), Ole Miss (36%), Alabama (14%)
- When he’s signing: Feb. 3, 7 p.m. ET
Jeffery Simmons: The 6-foot-3, 277-pound strongside defensive end is the No. 3-rated prospect at his position and the nation’s No. 19 prospect overall. Simmons, a five-star recruit, tallied 107 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss, eight forced fumbles and five recovered fumbles in his junior campaign at Noxubee County High School (Macon, Miss.).
- Offers: Ole Miss, Alabama, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Auburn, Southern Miss, Alcorn State, Arkansas State, Illinois, Jackson State, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Vanderbilt
- Finalists (247Sports predictions): Ole Miss (54%), Mississippi State (31%), Alabama (15%)
- When he’s signing: Not announced