Welcome to More Cowbell, SEC Country’ daily podcast about Mississippi State sports with host Brandon Walker.
It is not secret that Dak Prescott changed Mississippi State’s football program. While he was in Starkville, he took the Bulldogs to heights that had never been reached in program history. Now that he’s in the NFL, he’s doing more of the same, giving MSU fans a star quarterback in the league for the first time. But Dak’s imprint on MSU’s program continues to grow. As head coach Dan Mullen recruits for the Class of 2018, a pair of 4-star quarterbacks – Jaylen Mayden (Sasche, Texas) and Gerry Bohanon (Earle, Arkansas) have emerged as potential additions to MSU’s quarterback room.
Both are highly touted prospects and both have been reported to be leaning toward Mississippi State in the recruiting process. Such is life in the post-Dak Prescott world for MSU. With Prescott making a run into Heisman contention in 2014 and taking the Bulldogs to No. 1 before going on to become the Rookie of the Year in the NFL, high school quarterbacks have started to see that Mississippi State is a place where a quarterback can become a star. Add in Mullen’s reputation as one of the best quarterback coaches in the country, and MSU suddenly has a chance to become a preferred landing spot for top-flight quarterback prospects.
Elsewhere, MSU dropped a disappointing baseball series in Athens, Georgia this weekend. The two losses to Georgia all but eliminated MSU from a chance to win the SEC outright, but it does not diminish what the Bulldogs have accomplished this season.