Mississippi State University | Mansel Guerry
The Jackson Academy offensive lineman inks with State.
#11 is in, as Jackson Academy offensive lineman Jamaal Clayborn has signed with Mississippi State, the school announced today through a statement on coach Dan Mullen's twitter account.
Jamaal Clayborn is officially a Bulldog.#HailStateNSD— Dan Mullen (@CoachDanMullen) February 6, 2013
Jackson Academy - Jackson, Mississippi
Height - 6'3"
Weight - 315 lbs
40 - Not Listed
Recruiting Service Rankings
247Sports - 3-star (#21 MS, #66 OG), 83 Grade
Scout - 3-star (#74 OG)
Rivals - 2-star (NR MS, NR OG), 5.4 Grade
MSU, Southern Miss
John Luke's thoughts
Clayborn is perhaps the most underrated of the lineman in this class for MSU. He is a big-bodied lineman, though, and with a redshirt he could develop into a really good interior lineman. I feel like he has a very high ceiling once he gets into a college weight room and gets some college level coaching.
The leading offensive line prospect in Mississippi's private school ranks ... Ranked among the first 25 overall Mississippi college prospects in the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion Ledger Top 40 postseason list ... Rated a three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... Named first-team all-state in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools by a vote of the coaches ... Named second team all-state among all classifications in both public and private schools by the Clarion Ledger ... Scout.com ranks him the #17 overall prospect in Mississippi, and the sixth-best offensive lineman ... Helped the Raiders to an unprecedented 48-4 record in four years with three consecutive state championships from his freshman year to his junior year ... Missed the chance of tying the record of four-straight state championships this season when the Raiders fell in the championship game to Jackson Prep ... Won the 2012 Mississippi Class 3A state championship with a shot put toss of 49 feet, seven inches ... Committed to Mississippi State in August of 2012.
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