Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen likes to dominate the Magnolia State, but the Bulldogs reached into Alabama to recruit Deion Calhoun of Restoration Academy, and the Christmas Day commit has sent in his letter of intent to play for Mississippi State.
Welcome to Starkville Deion Calhoun, a 6-3, 325-pound OL from Pleasant Grove, Ala. (Restoration Academy)! #HailState— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) February 5, 2014
Calhoun committed to the Bulldogs back in December, but he did make a late visit to Southern Miss before really deciding to shutdown his recruiting late in the game. A two-star rated player, Calhoun has a great physical tool set to develop into a quality lineman for Mississippi State.
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Restoration Academy - Fairhope, Alabama
Height - 6'4"
Weight - 300 lbs
40 - 4.9
Recruiting Service Ranking
247Sports - 3-star (#48 MS, #71 OG), 81 Grade
Scout - 2-star (#102 OG)
Rivals - 2-star (#NR AL, #NR OG), 5.4 Grade
Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Louisville, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State
FWtCTrecruitings's Quick Thoughts
Calhoun will most likely need a little seasoning before heading out to the field, but he has all of the physical tools to develop into a starting offensive lineman for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. For Mississippi State, picking up a player from Alabama, especially the coastal area, always helps the Bulldogs extend their recruiting tentacles.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-way standout for Coach DeWayne Coker and the first Restoration Academy player ever to sign a Division I football scholarship . . . Rated the No. 46 overall prospect in Alabama by Scout.com, and the No. 7 offensive lineman in the state . . . Has played all three positions on the line during his career at some point . . . A first-team all-state recipient as a defensive lineman in the AISA by the Alabama Sports Writers Association . . . Selected by the AISA for the East-West All-Star Game as an offensive lineman, and he was named All-Metro first-team offensive lineman by the Birmingham News . . . Played a leading role in the Bulldogs' run to the AISA Class A championship game . . . Team out-scored opponents 546-88 for the season . . . Also saw some duty as a short-yardage running back and scored a touchdown in that role . . . As a junior, was the leading lineman on the Class A championship squad which only began playing 11-man football in 2004 . . . The 2012 squad posted a 13-1 record with their only loss to the eventual AAA state champions from Tuscaloosa Academy . . . His junior and senior teams posted a combined 25-3 record with consecutive Region 1 championships.