Even with all the basketball and baseball preoccupying the minds of Mississippi State, Joe Moorhead was able to grab some attention on Saturday, as the Bulldogs added two new faces to their 2020 recruiting class, one each for both sides of the line of scrimmage.
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— Coach Joe Moorhead (@BallCoachJoeMo) March 23, 2019
First up, Tre Lawson, a 6’6″ 240 pound defensive end out of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Lawson originally signed with Florida State out of high school, but was dismissed from the program following an altercation during practice with a teammate. Lawson’s frame immediately leads one to think about another JUCO prospect who left a Power 5 program before ending up in Starkville, soon to be first round pick Montez Sweat.
From the defensive line to the offensive side of things, Moorhead’s second commitment is Houston (MS) High School offensive tackle Calvin McMillian. A 6’5″ 295 pounder, MacMillian has been rumored to be a Bulldog lean since receiving an offer earlier this year. Coming off a class where Mississippi State signed five offensive linemen, that position will be less of a priority in 2020, but the Bulldogs felt McMillian’s potential was too good to pass on.
After these two additions, Mississippi State’s class ranks 7th nationally according to the 247Sports Composite ratings. Nine of the Bulldogs’ ten commitments hail from the state of Mississippi.