It’s about a three hour drive from Hattiesburg to Starkville, and one Golden Eagle will making that trip to become a Bulldog. Jack Abraham, who started for Southern Mississippi the past two seasons up until he opted out midway through the 2020 season, has announced he will be enrolling at Mississippi State and playing for Mike Leach in 2021.
— Jack Abraham (@jackabraham30) December 18, 2020
Abraham started 27 games for the Golden Eagles, completing 69% of his passes for over 7000 yards and 41 touchdowns. Mississippi State will make his third FBS stop, having enrolled at Louisiana Tech out of Oxford High School, then making a one year stop at Northwest Community College before heading to Hattiesburg.
Mississippi State’s quarterback room was in need of a veteran presence, with Will Rogers returning after his freshman season, and two other true freshmen coming in as part of the 2021 class. Abraham will immediately become the group’s elder statesman, and will likely compete for the starting job along with Rogers and the newcomers Sawyer Robertson and Daniel Greek. State also brought in another transfer, Jack Kristofek from Sam Houston, as a walk-on.
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