National Signing Day 2013: Kent Flowers signs with MSU

Mississippi State University | Mansel Guerry

Kent Flowers makes his commitment to MSU official this morning by singing with the Bulldogs.

Today is the first day of the dreaded/highly anticipated college football signing day, and Mississippi State's first Letter of Intent (LOI) is in.

Hollandale, Mississippi offensive lineman Kent Flowers becomes the first Bulldog recruit for the class of 2013 to sign, the school announced today through a statement on coach Dan Mullen's twitter account

Flowers had been a Bulldog commit since this summer (June 9), and confirmed that commitment today by signing on the dotted line. [more info here if you want to]

High School

Simmons HS - Hollandale, Mississippi

Measureables

Height - 6'4.5"
Weight - 295 lbs
40 - 5.30

Recruiting Service Rankings

247Sports - 3 star (#8 MS, #42 OT), 87 Grade

Scout - 3-star (#33 OT)

Rivals - 3-star (#17 MS, NR OT)

Bio (from HailState.com via our own WCF)

Kent Flowers, OL, 6-5, 300, Hollandale, Miss. (Simmons)
HIGH SCHOOL: Projected as an offensive tackle at the collegiate level ... Top rated offensive line prospect in the state of Mississippi and the No. 5 prospect overall ... Rated among the top 40 prospects in the state of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ... Ranked the No. 8 prospect in the state by 247Sports ... Considered the No. 16 prospect regardless of position by Rivals ... Named to MaxPreps 2012 All-State team ... One of the more coveted offensive lineman in the state, was named to the Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen prior to his senior season ... Selected to Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic following a strong senior season, and started for his state at tackle ... Earned Class 2A first-team all-state honors from the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Played for head coach Antoine Kimble at Simmons ... Committed to Mississippi State in June of 2012 over offers from Ole Miss and others.

Highlights

Offers

MSU, Ole Miss, Louisiana Tech (interest), Southern Miss (interest)

John Luke's thoughts

While some have overlooked Flowers in this talented offensive line class, I tend to believe he will be the best of the bunch. Where Deon Mix and Jake Thomas will likely end up at guard, Flowers has the build and footwork of a true tackle prospect. Flowers will likely redshirt, but a few years from now, we could be saying Flowers was the best of this loaded offensive line class in Mississippi.

HailState.com Bio

Projected as an offensive tackle at the collegiate level ... Top rated offensive line prospect in the state of Mississippi and the No. 5 prospect overall ... Rated among the top 40 prospects in the state of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ... Ranked the No. 8 prospect in the state by 247Sports ... Considered the No. 16 prospect regardless of position by Rivals ... Named to MaxPreps 2012 All-State team ... One of the more coveted offensive lineman in the state, was named to the Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen prior to his senior season ... Selected to Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic following a strong senior season, and started for his state at tackle ... Earned Class 2A first-team all-state honors from the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Played for head coach Antoine Kimble at Simmons ... Committed to Mississippi State in June of 2012 over offers from Ole Miss and others.

For more on Mississippi State's National Signing Day, make sure to check out our storystream and our running signees list.

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