Mississippi State commitment preview

Greenville-Weston's Gerri Green (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Greenville-Weston’s Gerri Green (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

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

The Bulldogs currently have 22 verbal commitments and its 2014 class is rated 32nd by 247Sports.com.

Brandon Bryant, S, 6-0, 195, Rosa Fort (Tunica, Miss.)

Last Week: Bryant did not play due to a sprained ankle in a 29-7 win over Shannon.

This Week: Koscuisko (7-5) at Rosa Fort (10-1) Second round of Class 4A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Defense – 29 tackles (26 solo, three assists); two interceptions – one for touchdown; five pass deflections; one forced fumble Offense – 15 of 38 passing for 257 yards, two touchdowns, five interceptions; 105 carries for 759 yards, nine touchdowns; 14 catches for 221 yards, two touchdowns Special Teams – one kickoff return for a 91-yard touchdown

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Will Coleman, DE, 6-5, 248, Tyler Junior College (Tyler, Texas)

Next Game:  Tyler (8-2) vs. Garden City (Kan.) Community College (2-7) in Football Capital of Kansas Bowl on Dec. 7 in Pittsbug, Kan.

2013 Stats: 57 tackles; three sacks; five tackles for loss; one forced fumble

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

Last Week: Cooke punted five times for 257 yards (51.4 avg.) and was 3-of-3 on extra points. He also had a kickoff for a touchback in a 45-29 loss to Copiah Academy.

This Week: Season Complete (3-8)

2013 Stats: Punts – 24 punts for 1,023 yards (42.6 avg.) Field Goals – 1-for-3 Extra Points – 9-of-12 Kickoffs – 19 touchbacks Offense – nine catches for 157 yards

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

Last Week: Cooper had two tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery. He also made four catches for 81 yards and a touchdown in a 49-27 loss to Banneker.

This Week: Season Complete (6-4)

2013 Stats: Defense – 49 tackles; 16 sacks; five forced fumbles; 17 tackles for loss; one fumble recovery  Offense – 18 catches for 335 yards, three touchdowns

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

Last Week: Durr made six tackles and one interception. He also caught a 62-yard touchdown pass and a 45-yard punt return for a touchdown in a 56-21 win over Hancock County.

This Week: Hancock County (3-7) at Harrison Central (6-4)

2013 Stats: Defense – 50 tackles; seven pass deflections; two interceptions; one forced fumble Offense – six carries for 64 yards; 11 catches for 277 yards, two touchdowns Special teams – one kickoff return for 53 yards; one blocked field goal; three punt returns for touchdowns

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

Last Week: Fitzgerald completed 3 of 5 passing for 32 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed twice for 57 yards in a 41-0 win over Windsor Forest.

This Week: Thomas County Central (8-2) at Richmond Hill (9-1) First round of Class AAAAA Playoffs

2013 Stats: Offense – 24-of-56 passing for 600 yards, eight touchdowns, two interceptions; 139 carries for 1,173 yards, 22 touchdowns Defense – two solo tackles; one pass deflection

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

This Week: Season Complete (5-5)

2013 Stats: Offense – 6-of-10 passing for 75 yards, one touchdown; 45 carries for 405 yards, six touchdowns; seven catches for 91 yards, one touchdown Defense – 37 tackles (28 solo, nine assists); five tackles for loss; two sacks; one quarterback hurry; four pass deflections; one forced fumble Special Teams – seven punt returns for 78 yards, one touchdown; three kickoff returns for 73 yards

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

This Week: Season Complete (7-2)

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

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

Last Week: Green did not play due to a torn ACL in a 41-12 loss to Madison Central.

This Week: Season complete (1-10)

2013 Stats: Defense – 98 tackles (48 solo, 50 assists); 11.5 tackles for loss; three forced fumbles; one fumble recovery; seven pass deflections Offense – seven carries for 35 yards; five catches for 64 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 57-6 over North Atlanta

This Week: Stephenson (8-2) at Flowery Branch (7-3) First round of Class AAAAA Playoffs

2013 Stats: N/A

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(2017) Anthony Hines III, LB, 6-2, 201, Episcopal School of Dallas (Dallas, Texas)

This Week: Season Complete (6-4) First round of Class 1A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Defense – 125 tackles; 29 tackles for loss; 10.5 sacks; four forced fumbles; one fumble recovery Offense – 23 carries for 146 yards, one touchdown; five catches for 73 yards Special Teams – one kickoff return for 36 yards

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

Last Week: Hoyett made four tackles (one solo, three assists) and had three quarterback hurries in a 39-35 loss to Fairhope.

This Week: Season complete (6-5) First round of Class 6A Playoffs

2013 Stats: 73 tackles (37 solo, 36 assists); seven tackles for loss; 21 quarterback hurries; three sacks; one fumble recovery

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Jesse Jackson, WR, 6-2, 195, Petal (Petal, Miss.)

Last Week: Jackson did not play due to a torn ACL in a 49-7 win over Terry.

This Week: Petal (8-2) at D’Iberville (9-2) First round of Class 6A Playoffs

2013 Stats: 22 catches for 332 yards, three touchdowns

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

This Week: Season Complete (7-2)

2013 Stats: N/A

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

Last Week: Lee carried eight times for 138 yards and two touchdowns and one catch for 14 yards. He also made three tackles and recovered three fumbles including one for a 52-yard touchdown in a 42-7 win over Florence.

This Week: Forrest County AHS (9-2) at Columbia (9-2) Second round of Class 4A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Offense – 160 carries for 1,363 yards, 11 touchdowns; 15 catches for 231 yards, five touchdowns; 0-of-4 passing, one interception Special teams – five kickoff returns for 144 yards Defense – 26 tackles; one sack; three tackles for loss; one forced fumble; three fumble recoveries – one for touchdown

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

Last Week: Liggins made five tackles (two solo, three assists) and had three quarterback hurries in a 45-17 win over Lake Cormerant.

This Week: Vicksburg (6-5) at Oxford (11-0) First round of Class 5A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Defense – 62 tackles (18 solo, 44 assists); 10 tackles for loss; five pass deflections; five sacks; one interception; 11 quarterback hurries

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

Last Week: Pollock made 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks in a 38-7 win over Winter Park.

This Week: Wharto (7-3) at Dr. Phillips (10-0) First round of Class 8A Playoffs

2013 Stats: 76 tackles; 14 tackles for loss; seven sacks; two forced fumbles

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

Next Game: Hinds (7-2) vs. Navarro (Texas) College in Brazos Bowl Dec. 7 in College Station, Texas

2013 Stats: N/A

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Sean Rawlings, OT, 6-5, 285, Madison-Ridgeland Academy (Madison, Miss.)

Last Week: Rawlings and the Patriots won 53-0 over Heritage Academy.

This Week: MRA (8-3) at Jackson Prep (10-2) First round of Class AAA Playoffs

2013 Stats: 18 tackles (six solo, 12 assists); 2.5 tackles for loss; one sack; one interception

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

Last Week: Rayford made 13 tackles and three tackles for loss. He also caught the game-winning 71-yard touchdown with 11-seconds left to win 15-10 over Corinth.

This Week: Cleveland (7-5) at Byhalia (4-6) Second round of Class 4A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Defense – 61 tackles; one pass deflection; seven tackles for loss; two sacks; three fumble recoveries – two touchdowns Offense – 26 carries for 276 yards, three touchdowns; two catches for 88 yards, one touchdown

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

This Week: Season Complete (2-4)

2013 Stats: 63-of-107 passing for 1,048 yards, 11 touchdowns, three interceptions; 17 carries for 174 yards, two touchdowns

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

Last Week: Williams carried 15 times for 109 yards and two touchdowns and made three catches for 122 yards and another score. He also had a 22 yard kickoff return in a 62-34 win over Lewisburg.

This Week: West Point (7-4) at Pearl (10-2) First round of Class 5A Playoffs

2013 Stats: Offense – 306 carries for 2,053 yards, 26 touchdowns; 12 catches for 207 yards, one touchdown Special Teams – eight kickoff returns for 152 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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