Mississippi State commitment preview

Elijah Staley will return to action this week (Photo Courtesy of 247Sports.com)

Elijah Staley will return to action this week (Photo Courtesy of 247Sports.com)

Logan Lowery of the Daily Journal previews the weekly games for Mississippi State’s current commitments.

The Bulldogs currently have 18 verbal commitments and its 2014 class is rated 32nd by 247Sports.com.

Logan Cooke, P, 6-5, 200, Columbia Academy (Columbia, Miss.)

Last Week: Cooke punted three times for 139 yards (46.3 avg.) and was 2-of-3 on extra point attempts. He also had five touchbacks on kickoffs in a 24-20 loss to Sylva Bay Academy.

This Week: Columbia Academy (1-1) at Ben’s Ford Christian (La.) (2-0)

2013 Stats: Punts – 7 punts for 290 yards (41.4 avg.) Field Goals – 0-for-1 Extra Points – 3-of-4 Kickoffs – eight touchbacks Offense – one catch for 27 yards

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Deshon Cooper, LB, 6-4, 215, Columbia (Decatur, Ga.)

Last Week: Cooper did not play in a forfeit to Cedar Grove.

This Week: Columbia (0-1) at McNair (1-0)

2013 Stats: N/A

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Lashard Durr, CB, 5-11, 180, Harrison Central (Gulfport, Miss.)

Last Week: Durr recorded three tackles and three pass deflections. On offense, he carried twice for 29 yards and two catches for 46 yards in a 39-0 win over West Harrison.

This Week: Open

2013 Stats: Defense – five tackles, four pass deflections Offense – five carries for 68 yards; three catches for 126 yards, one touchdown

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Nick Fitzgerald, QB, 6-5, 205, Richmond Hill (Richmond Hill, Ga.)

Last Week: Fitzgerald was 0-of-4 passing and rushed 15 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a 29-7 win over Johnson.

This Week: Beach (0-1) at Richmond Hill (1-0)

2013 Stats: 0-of-4 passing; 15 carries for 110 yards, two touchdowns

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Jamoral Graham, ATH, 5-11, 180, Newton County (Decatur, Miss.)

Last Week: Graham was 0-of-1 passing and rushed twice for 92 yards and a touchdown. He also caught one pass for 16 yards. Defensively, Graham made nine tackles (six solo, three assists), one sack, one quarterback hurry, two pass deflections and forced a fumble in a 52-21 win over Southeast Lauderdale.

This Week: Kosciusko (2-0) at Newton County (2-0)

2013 Stats: Offense – 0-of-1 passing; five carries for 167 yards, two touchdowns; three catches for 53 yards, one touchdown Defense – 16 tackles (10 solo, six assists); three tackles for loss; one sack; one quarterback hurry; two pass deflections; one forced fumble  Special Teams – one punt return for three yards

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(2015) Donald Gray, WR, 5-9, 185, Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Wesson, Miss.)

Last Week: Gray did not play in a 29-20 win over Northeast

This Week: Co-Lin (1-0) at Northwest Mississippi Community College (0-1)

2013 Stats: Gray is sitting out this season with a redshirt.

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Gerri Green, ATH, 6-5, 215, Greenville-Weston (Greenville, Miss.)

Last Week: Green recorded 13 tackles (seven solo, six assists) and two pass breakups. He also carried three times for five yards and caught three passes for 49 yards and a touchdown in a 26-24 loss to Clarksdale.

This Week: Grenada (1-0) at Greenville-Weston (1-1)

2013 Stats: Defense – 31 tackles (14 solo, 17 assists); two tackles for loss; one forced fumble; one fumble recovery; three pass deflections Offense – five carries for five yards; four catches for 50 yards, two touchdowns Special Teams – two kickoff returns for 12 yards

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Jordan Harris, OG, 6-5, 292, Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.)

Last Week: Harris and the Jaguars won 29-12 over Norland (Fla.)

This Week: Arabia Mountain (1-0) at Stephenson (1-0)

2013 Stats: N/A

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Braxton Hoyett, DT, 6-3, 275, Pelham (Pelham, Ala.)

Last Week: Hoyett made two solo tackles, one tackle for loss and four quarterback hurries in a 28-0 win over Bryant

This Week: Stanhope Elmore (1-0) at Pelham (1-0)

2013 Stats: two solo tackles; one tackle for loss; four quarterback hurries.

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Jocquell Johnson, OT, 6-6, 307, Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Wesson, Miss.)

Last Week: Johnson and the Wolfpack won 29-20 over Northeast.

This Week: Co-Lin (1-0) at Northwest Mississippi Community College (0-1)

2013 Stats: N/A

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Tyler Jones, OG, 6-4, 270, Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.)

Last Week: Jones and the Jaguars won 29-12 over Norland (Fla.)

This Week: Arabia Mountain (1-0) at Stephenson (1-0)

2013 Stats: N/A

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Dontavian Lee, RB, 6-1, 207, Forrest County Agricultural (Brooklyn, Miss.)

Last Week: Lee carried 13 times for 45 yards and caught two passes for 40 yards and a touchdown in a 42-29 loss to Bassfield.

This Week: Forrest County (0-1) at Stone County (1-1)

2013 Stats: 13 carries for 45 yards; two catches for 40 yards, one touchdown

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Darius Liggins, DE, 6-4, 230, Oxford (Oxford, Miss.)

Last Week: Liggins recorded 12 tackles (five solo, seven assists) and had one pass breakup in a 35-24 win over Starkville.

This Week: East Side (2-0) at Oxford (2-0)

2013 Stats: Defense – 17 tackles (seven solo, 10 assists); one tackle for loss; two pass deflections

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(2016) Jonathan Pollock, LB, 6-0, 205, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)

Last Week: Pollock had 11 tackles and three tackles for loss in a 35-0 win over Timber Creek.

This Week: Olympia (0-1) at Dr. Phillips (1-0)

2013 Stats: 11 tackles; three tackles for loss

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Norman Price, OT, 6-5, 308, Hinds Community College (Raymond, Miss.)

Last Week: Price and the Eagles defeated Mississippi Delta 49-7.

This Week: Hinds (1-0) at Coahoma Community College (0-1)

2013 Stats: N/A

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Chris Rayford, CB, 6-1, 200, Byhalia (Byhalia, Miss.)

Last Week: Rayford recorded two solo tackles. On offense he carried twice for five yards in a 48-7 loss to North Panola.

This Week: Center Hill (0-2) at Byhalia (1-1)

2013 Stats: Defense – seven solo tackles Offense – nine carries for 143 yards, three touchdowns

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Elijah Staley, QB, 6-6, 231, Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.)

Last Week: Bye

This Week: Wheeler (1-0) at Pope (0-1)

2013 Stats: 5-of-6 passing for 172 yards, three touchdowns

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Aeris Williams, RB, 6-1, 205, West Point (West Point, Miss.)

Last Week: Williams carried 32 times for 194 yards and four touchdowns. He also made five catches for 34 yards and returned four kickoffs for 51 yards in a 55-33 loss to South Panola.

This Week: Starkville (1-1) at West Point (0-1)

2013 Stats: Offense – 32 carries for 194 yards, four touchdowns; five catches for 34 yards Special Teams – four kickoff returns for 51 yards

Paul Jones of Bulldawgs247.com contributed to this report

 

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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