Mississippi State Football’s 2020 Class Loaded Early with Talent

Mississippi State football is already off to a hot start to the 2020 recruiting class. The Bulldogs look already have a top 10 group and its only March.

Mississippi State football finished the 2019 recruiting cycle with the 247Sports No. 24 overall class.

This year, the Bulldogs rank on 247Sports Composite ranking as the No. 7 overall class and the No. 4 SEC class. They have 11 commits right now.

There are two 4-stars and eight 3-stars. Tre Lawson is also on the Bulldogs commitment list, but he is a junior college transfer and not ranked on 247Sports ranking system.

It’s an excellent start for head coach Joe Moorhead and his staff.  With teams like Georgia, Alabama and most of the other SEC, the fact they have a top-10 class right now is a great sign.

Moorhead is slowly changing the culture in Starkville, and hopefully can be successful there.

Two Athletes Top the Bulldogs 2020 Class

At the top of Mississippi State’s class are two 4-star athletes Lideatrick Griffin and Javorrius Selmon. These two are home state kids and looking to help out the Bulldogs future.

Griffin is a 5-10 and 170-pound athlete from Philadelphia, Mississippi.  According to 247Sports Composite rankings, he ranks as the No. 15 ATH and the No. 4 player in Mississippi.

He committed to the Bulldogs on Nov. 8 of last year and seemed to be one of the more firm commitments.

Griffin is a twitchy guy that is quick. According to his Hudl account, he runs a 4.43 40-yard dash.

He would make a great punt/kickoff return guy and maybe a quick slot receiver.

Selmon is a 5-9 170-pound athlete from Jackson, Mississippi. He ranks on 247Sports scale as the No. 17 ATH and the No. 5 player in Mississippi.

According to his 247Sports profile, he runs a 4.65 40-yard dash and has a 33-inch verticle.

Selmon is another smaller guy but can do a lot on the football field. He would be an excellent special teams guy as well.

Despite these two players size, they have the natural ability to get on the field. Mississippi State needs to figure out where they fit best and if they can bulk up a tad and work on their technique they’ll see the field eventually.


What’s Next for the Bulldogs

The Bulldogs could land another target this spring and soon. Guys are visiting, and I think Mississippi State will add 1-2 by the end of spring ball.

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However, it is early in the recruiting cycle, so I’m not sure how long that top-10 class will last. Moorhead and his team need to work on some elite recruits and try to convince them they can change the culture at Mississippi State.