The 2018 Mississippi State Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the relative strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.
Mississippi State Recruiting Class Overview
New head man Joe Moorhead has had a little time to try to get things moving, but not enough to put together a full class of prospects like he needs.
He signed on his likely quarterback of the near-future in Jalen Mayden, and he got him a whole load of fantastic receiver prospects to be a part of what should be a pass-happy offense. There wasn’t much of anything done for the O line, but Kwatrivous Johnson is a 6-9, 360-pound future starter.
The defensive side came up with a potentially killer pass rusher in Jaden Crumedy, but there’s just a smattering of talents for the defensive side. Moorhead is going offense early – at least he was able to keep plenty of the previous recruits – and that means …
The Mississippi State Class Is Heavy On …
This includes the tight ends, too, with Brad Cumbest good, and the 6-5, 220-pound Geor’Quarius Spivey potentially something special for the Moorhead attack.
The wide receivers are all massive – they’re all 6-3 or taller – starting with Malik Heath, a 6-4, 200-pounder who was wanted by Alabama and LSU, and with other local talents in 6-3 Stephen Guidry, 6-4 Cameron Gardner, and ..
The Star of the Mississippi State Class Is …
WR Devonta Jason, 6-3, 187
Mayden isn’t far off, he’s a dangerous dual-threat quarterback who got the big pitch from places like Ohio State and Georgia, but he’ll fit exactly what the offense wants.
His No. 1 guy will likely be Jason, a very big go-to target out of New Orleans, who passed over LSU and the rest of the SEC to be Mississippi State’s matchup nightmare. Get the ball anywhere near him, and it’s his.
The Mississippi State Biggest 2018 Depth Chart Hole Is …
Just about everyone is back. It’ll be next to impossible to replace Martinas Rankin at left tackle, and the quarterback situation has to be figured out early with Nick Fitzgerald still healing, but the team is loaded.
The only two big things missing is Logan Cooke – the team’s solid punter and kickoff specialist – and the two starting corners.
Tolando Cleveland is gone from one side, and Lashard Durr is done from the other. However, they both split time throughout last year – it’s not a huge problem. There’s nothing too certain from this recruiting class, though, to step in right away.