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Nick Gibson becomes the Bulldogs 21st commitment for 2015. (Photo Courtesy of

Each week the Daily Journal will preview the weekly games of Mississippi State’s current commitments. The Bulldogs currently have 32 verbal commitments and their 2015 class is rated 13th nationally by 2015 Commitments Jonathan Calvin Position: Defensive end Height/

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Cooper back with the Bulldogs

Deshon Cooper went through fall camp with the Bulldogs. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State added a familiar piece to its 2016 recruiting puzzle with the re-commitment of linebacker Deshon Cooper. Cooper signed with the Bulldogs in February and went through fall camp in Starkville but was ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA.

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Durr reaffirms commitment to MSU

Lashard Durr committed to Mississippi State for a second time. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Lashard Durr hoped to be part of Mississippi State’s roster this fall after signing with the Bulldogs back in February. The former Harrison Central cornerback did not qualify academically and is headed to Copiah-Lincoln Community College. But the detour did

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Bulldogs land Mississippi’s No. 2 prospect

Dan Mullen has made headlines in the last few weeks with his 2015 recruiting class ranked 11th in the country. With the addition of three-star shooting guard Quinndary Weatherspoon on Wednesday, so is Rick Ray’s 2015 basketball class. Weatherspoon became

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Cooper to practice when camp begins

Linebacker Deshon Cooper was among the 105 listed on Mississippi State’s reporting roster on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2, 209-pounder from Atlanta is eligible to begin practicing when the Bulldogs open camp on Thursday. Cooper will be permitted to practice until Aug.

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Bulldogs gain 27th commitment

Trey Derouen is the third offensive lineman to commit to the Bulldogs for 2015. (Photo Courtesy of

Mississippi State’s 2015 class swelled to 27 late Tuesday as three-star offensive guard Trey Derouen gave his commitment. The 6-foot-3, 309-pounder from Parkview High School (Lilburn, Ga.) is rated as the No. 50 guard in the nation by Derouen chose

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MSU commitment facing possible suspension

Alec Murphy was cited for shoplifting in early June. (Photo courtesy of

One of Mississippi State’s newest commitments could be facing a possible suspension. Nixa, Mo., three-star running back Alec Murphy was caught shoplifting a pair of shoes at Wal-Mart on June 2 and has already paid the $100 fine according to

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Collins’ McLaurin commits to MSU

Mississippi State made headlines by adding eight commitments last Friday. The Bulldogs added another name to his 2015 class on Thursday as Collins safety Mark McLaurin became the 26th commitment. The three-star prospect chose MSU over offers from Alcorn State,

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Bulldogs land 2016 OL commitment

2015 was not the only class Mississippi State added to Friday night. 2016 offensive guard Dee Nalls made his commitment to the Bulldogs following Big Dawg Camp. Nalls is a 6-foot-3, 290-pounder from Fayette, Ala. Nalls was also being recruited

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Mixon caps off monumental day for MSU

Keith Mixon was the eighth football commitment for the Bulldogs on Friday. (Photo Courtesy of

The commitment of Keith Mixon late Friday night capped off a monumental day for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs added eight football commitments and one baseball pledge during the day. The seven additions to the 2015 football class boosted MSU five

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Bulldogs land top in-state prospect

Jamal Peters is the top-rated prospect in Mississippi. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Since his arrival five years ago, Dan Mullen has made it a point to sign the top in-state talent at Mississippi State. Friday night, Mullen and the Bulldogs received a commitment from the top prospect in the Magnolia State as

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