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What Firing Moorhead Means to Recruiting

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The 2020 Mississippi State recruiting was a top 25 recruiting class, but only ninth ranked in the SEC. Athletic director John Cohen has contacted every single recruit that has signed with the Bulldogs. The recruits that have signed will need to be re-recruited and consideration will need to be given whether the recruits will fit the new coach’s system.

Recruiting to fit a particular system will be something that Bulldogs’ fans will follow with tremendous interest. The coaching search will take priority but keeping an eye on this year’s recruiting class as well as what the new coach will bring in will be fun to watch. I am not that concerned about the 2020 class that has signed the letters of intent and are planning on being in Starkville in the spring and summer.

Mississippi State recruiting over the past few years has been consistently in the top 30. Detractors will point out that is only good for ninth or tenth in the SEC. Moving up the SEC recruiting rankings will be a priority for the new coaching staff but finding recruits to fit the system will be even more important. Bulldogs’ fans just need to be patient, this is a very interesting time to be a Mississippi State fan. The results will start to speak for themselves, but at the end of the day recruiting and development will be key to getting back in the top 25 and contending in the SEC West.