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Huge Recruiting Day for Mississippi State Football as Eight, Including Jamal Peters, Commit to Bulldogs

The Mississippi State Bulldogs made quite the recruiting splash Saturday, picking up eight verbal commitments (one from the class of 2016) including Bassfield's Jamal Peters.

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An exciting buzz surrounded the Mississippi State football program with its Big Dawg Camp and prospects of gaining the commitment of talented players, and by the end of Friday, that buzz had grown into one of the loudest roars in the history of Mississippi State recruiting, highlighted by Jamal Peters committing to Mississippi State.

The day started when news out of Hoover let Mississippi State fans know that Justin Johnson, a 3-star wide receiver from Hoover (Ala.), had committed to Mississippi State.

Business continued to pick up for Mississippi State as Alec Murphy decided he wanted to be a Bulldog.

After this announcement, the commitments seemed to snowball. Next up, one of the nation's top running backs, Nick Gibson decided to announce his intent to play for Mississippi State.

If picking up three commitments made fans happy, their night would get better as Mississippi State only reached the halfway point with the commitment of Jonnas Spivey.

The Bulldogs fifth commitment of the night almost seemed predestined as Copiah-Lincoln 3-star defensive end John Calvin decided he wants to play for Mississippi State.

The next commitment sent an extra jolt through the night, and it will surely be a hot recruiting topic as Bassfield's Jamal Peters decided to commit to join the  Mississippi State 2015 recruiting class.

While talk of committing was dominating twitter, Leo Lewis's decommitment from Alabama changed the game for several teams.

While Lewis did not commit to anyone Friday, Dee Nalls, a 2016 offensive lineman from Fayette, Alabama, decided to go ahead and join the party.

Even with all of this, Mississippi State still had more commitments Friday.  The Bulldogs snagged a Mountie as 3-star Keith Mixon committed to Mississippi State.

The Shades Valley High School star is a teammate of 5-star defensive tackle Daron Payne, and Payne expressed interest in Mississippi State.

In all, the Bulldogs picked up eight commitments on the night, seven of which belong to the signing class of 2015.  The Bulldogs finished the day with the largest class in the nation, and they could still expand it by five to seven players.

Now that the Bulldogs have picked up these commitments, the process of holding these and expanding the class will continue.  No matter how it all plays out, it appears the Bulldogs have upped their recruiting game this year.