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Mississippi State National Signing Day 2014: Lashard Durr signs with MSU

The Harrison Central defensive back has officially signed with MSU this morning.

Add Lashard Durr of Harrison Central to the name of new Bulldogs this morning

Durr, the Max Emfinger All-American game participant, becomes the latest Bulldog recruit for the class of 2014 to sign, the school announced today through a statement on coach Dan Mullen's twitter account.

Durr, like a large chunk of the MSU class, has been committed since last summer, when the Bulldogs hauled in the nucleus of this class.  Lashard, who hails from the Gulfport area, comes in as one of five really good defensive backs for this class.

Bully HeadEssentials

Lashard Durr
Harrison Central - Gulfport, Mississippi

Bully HeadMeasurables

Height - 5'11"
Weight - 180 lbs

Bully HeadStats

61 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions

Bully HeadRecruiting Service Ranking

247Sports - 3-star (#14 MS, #41 CB), 88 Grade

Scout - 3-star (#121 CB)

Rivals - 3-star, 5.5 Grade

Bully HeadHighlights

Bully HeadOffers

Mississippi State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma, other interest

Bully Bio

HIGH SCHOOL: A First-Team Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 6A All-State selection in 2013 ... Helped Harrison Central and head coach Steve Jones to a 7-5 record and a first-round appearance of the Mississippi High School Athletic Association Class 6A playoffs ... Red Rebels won four of their last five games to secure the school's first trip to the state tournament since 2009 ... Named to the 2013 247Sports All-State All-Prospect Second-Team Defense as a defensive back ... Selected to the 2013 All-Gridiron Second Team by the Mississippi Gridiron ... Took part in the 10th Annual Max Emfinger All-American Bowl in January and received an invitation to play in the Texas vs. the World Game on Feb. 23, in Dallas ... A three-star recruit according to,, and 247Sports ... Rated as the 16th-best prospect in the state by ... On defense as a senior, tallied 61 tackles, three interceptions, seven pass breakups, one blocked field goal and one forced fumble ... Offensively during final campaign, registered five rushes for 68 yards and 11 receptions for 287 yards and three touchdowns ... As a return specialist, recorded four touchdowns on punt returns and ran back one kickoff 53 yards ... Sparked a Harrison Central comeback win versus Ocean Springs with an 81-yard punt return for a TD to turn a 14-3 deficit into an eventual 17-14 victory ... Knocked away the final pass of the contest to seal the victory ... Prior to senior year, was named one of the top performers at the New Level Athletics Space Coast Shootout in Rockledge, Fla. ... During junior year, booked 41 tackles with seven interceptions and five pass breakups ... Ran track for Harrison Central, participating in the 100-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles, 200-meter run, 300-meter hurdles, long jump and triple jump ... As a sophomore, placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles at the Mississippi High School Athletic Association 6A state championship.