Seriously, what is going on in Starkville this past week?
After a very, very quiet early 2013 recruiting season Mississippi State continued its tear, and I do mean TEAR, of commitment pickups this afternoon by grabbing a pledge from the top running back prospect in the state of Mississippi, West Bolivar rising Senior Kailo Moore.
Moore, a 5'10", 180lb running back becomes the seventh (7!) Bulldog commit within the last week, joining WR B.J. Hammond, OL's Deon Mix and Kent Flowers, DE Chris Jones, CB Gabe Myles, and QB Cord Sandberg.
Kailo, who is the 7th rated running back on the 24/7 network and the 75th best rated player overall, also held offers from Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Vanderbilt, while also receiving heavy interest from schools like Alabama, LSU and Florida.
Dawgs picking up commits left and right
MSU add commitments from pair of in-state OL's
Moore's rankings: 24/7 | Rivals | ESPN | Scout
Apparently Moore also plans to run track at MSU:
West Boliver's Kailo Moore becomes MSU's 9th commit for the Class of 2013, said plans to run track too at MSU— Paul Jones (@PJ247Sports) June 12, 2012
Rosebowl also had this to say with regards to Moore's potential:
Kailo Moore labeled by some as the "best Mississippi running back since Jerious Norwood" is ranked a four star by scout.com— Steve Robertson (@ScoutSteveR) June 12, 2012
That's a pretty big honor to even be mentioned as being as good as that man.
ALSO PLEASE NOTE: we don't expect this to be the end of the commitment flurry. Stay tuned to us and the guys in the business (Paul Jones, Bulldawg Junction, Genespage) to make sure you don't miss out on any of the new Bulldog commitments.
P.S., that Top 10 list we showed you yesterday for the state of MS (according to 24/7, at least) updated after today's news looks like this:
|Rank||Recruit Name||School||Position||Committed To:|
|1||Tony Conner||South Panola||S|
|2||Kailo Moore||West Bolivar||RB||MSU|
|5||Ryan Buchanan||Jackson Prep||QB||Ole Miss|
|9||Deon Mix||South Panola||OT||MSU|