Dan Mullen and his Mississippi State Bulldogs are on an absolute roll.
On Thursday, they received a commitment from 3-star cornerback Maurice Smitherman. A little later in the day, it was 3-star quarterback Nick Tiano’s turn to give his pledge to the Bulldogs. Before the night was over, 3-star strong side defensive end Kendell Jones committed to the Bulldogs. The 6’4, 240-pounder attends Clay-Chalkville High School in Pinson, Alabama.
“I just didn’t want to wait until The Opening,” said the 6-foot-4 and 245-pound Jones via Paul Jones of 24/7 Sports. “I wanted to commit now. I just love it there and every time I go to Mississippi State it feels like home and the coaches show me a lot of love. Coach (Geoff) Collins told me again yesterday he wanted be to be a Dawg. So I just decided to go ahead and do it tonight.
“Yesterday, I just got that same feeling again and it clicked again for me. It just feels good being over there so I knew where I wanted to be.”
On Friday, the Bulldogs added their fourth commitment in two days when 3-star offensive tackle/tight end Harrison Moon committed to the Bulldogs. The 6’5.5, 260-pound Moon attends Signal Mountain High School in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Moon was in Starkville this week and came away very impressed.
“It was big and this was my first time coming to Starkville,” said Moon. “They make a good first impression on you and the whole experience was awesome. It is a giant weight off my shoulders and I can’t stop smiling about it.”
Moon is ranked as the 31st-best tight end prospect, the 32nd-best overall prospect in the state of Tennessee and the 977th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports.
Jones and Moon are the 16th and 17th prospects to pledge to the Bulldogs.