Signing day central

Seal Football Complex (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)It’s national signing day and fax machines are once again the popular electronic devices. Mississippi State’s fax machine is warmed up inside the Seal Football Complex as Dan Mullen and his staff anticipate signed letters of intent to come through this morning. The Bulldogs enter today 21 prospects currently committed with two already enrolled.

This was always a huge day for me during my five years with Rivals.com. In fact, I have been through the recruiting process right along with many of the members of this current class as well. I’ll have plenty of analysis on the blog and in the Daily Journal over the coming days on this year’s class.

Stay tuned for live updates throughout the process.

6:00 a.m. Mississippi State signed the following players in December and admitted both into classes in January.

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

Jocquell Johnson, T, 6-5, 305, Wesson (Copiah-Lincoln Community College)

6:30 a.m. Former MSU OL commitment Tyler Jones has signed with N.C. State as expected.

6:51 a.m. Mullen will speak with Rece Davis on ESPNU at 10:20 a.m. about the Bulldogs signing class.

7:16 a.m. The Bulldogs first signee of the day is… Elijah Staley, QB, 6-7, 213, Marietta, Ga., (Wheeler)

7:19 a.m. No. 2 is Logan Cooke, P, 6-5, 200, Columbia (Columbia Academy)

7:24 a.m. No. 3 is Jamoral Graham, ATH, 5-11, 165, Decatur (Newton County)

7:33 a.m. No. 4 is Braxton Hoyett, DT, 6-3, 277, Pelham, Ala., (Pelham)

7:35 a.m. Former MSU OL commitment Sean Rawlings has signed with Ole Miss.

7:36 a.m. No. 5 is Chris Rayford, CB, 6-1, 200, Byhalia (Byhalia)

7:39 a.m. No. 6 is Brandon Bryant, S, 6-1, 197, Tunica (Rosa Fort)

7:48 a.m. No. 7 is Dontavian Lee, RB, 6-0, 200, Brooklyn (Forrest County AHS)

8:02 a.m. No. 8 is Gerri Green, LB, 6-5, 210, Greenville (Greenville-Weston)

8:03 a.m. Former MSU LB commitment Keith Holcombe has signed with Alabama.

8:06 a.m. No. 9 is Jesse Jackson, WR, 6-2, 200, Petal (Petal)

8:10 a.m. Clinton defensive end Grant Harris has committed to Mississippi State.

8:13 a.m. No. 10 is Elgton Jenkins, T, 6-5, 275, Clarksdale (Clarksdale)

8:22 a.m. Former MSU DE commitment Darrius Liggins has signed with Middle Tennessee State.

8:24 a.m. No. 11 is Deion Calhoun, G, 6-4, 300, Fairfield, Ala. (Restoration Academy)

8:25 a.m. No. 12 is Darrion Hutcherson, TE, 6-7, 265, Wesson (Copiah-Lincoln Community College)

8:34 a.m. No. 13 is Deshon Cooper, LB, 6-4, 215, Decatur, Ga. (Columbia)

8:37 a.m. No. 14 is Grant Harris, DE, 6-5, 235, Clinton (Clinton)

8:42 a.m. No. 15 is J.T. Gray, ATH, 5-11, 192, Clarksdake (Clarksdale)

8:45 a.m. It is being reported that defensive tackle O.J. Smith will sign with Alabama at 9:30 a.m. after getting an official offer last night. Smith had previously been offered a greyshirt option by the Crimson Tide.

8:52 a.m. Former MSU ATH commitment Nikia Cathey has signed with Appalachian State.

8:58 a.m. No. 16 is Aeris Williams, RB, 6-2, 208, West Point (West Point)

9:09 a.m. Bellevue, Wash., DT Marcus Griffin has signed with Arizona.

9:23 a.m. No. 17 is William Coleman, DE, 6-6, 250, Tyler, Texas (Tyler Junior College)

9:25 a.m. Graham has double signed with East Mississippi Community College as well.

9:31 a.m. Former MSU defensive tackle Quay Evans has signed with West Georgia.

10:03 a.m. McCalla, Ala., defensive lineman Cory Thomas has flipped from Tennessee to Mississippi State.

10:23 a.m. Olive Branch offensive tackle Ronald Cochran has flipped from Southern Miss and signed with Mississippi State. Cochran is 6-foot-5, 280-pounds and is the 18th signee of the day.

10:34 a.m. Durr is also expected to double sign with Copiah-Lincoln Community College

10:53 a.m. Thomas has officially signed with the Bulldogs. The 6-foot-5, 272-pounder is the 19th signee of the day.

11:15 a.m. Jordan Harris says he has signed on Twitter.

12:09 p.m. Former MSU cornerback commitment Tee Shepard flips and signs with Ole Miss.

1:45 p.m. MSU confirms the signing of their 20th player on Wednesday – Jordan Harris, T, 6-6, 265, Stone Mountain, Ga., (Stephenson)

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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  • Reason2Succeed

    Starting off great! Keep ‘em coming!

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