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Evaluating the Mississippi State 2020 Recruiting Class: Wide Receiver Caleb Ducking

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With Mississippi State hiring Mike Leach as head coach, an emphasis has been placed on the passing game, which makes wide receivers like Caleb Ducking important. Ducking is a junior college transfer from Holmes Community College and will be a receiver that should see some opportunities in Leach’s prolific air-raid system.

With Holmes Community College being primarily a run-based attack, with an emphasis on the option attack, the film shows that Ducking was a consistent blocker. Ducking has good speed, can be used effectively on screens and reverses, could make for a dangerous player in Mike Leach’s system. What stands out the most for me is Ducking’s hands are excellent and he will rarely drop passes. Caleb has the ability to high point the football and will be a problem for cornerbacks in the SEC.

Ducking at 6’5” is going to be a red zone threat for the Bulldogs this season. Ducking has a chance to show what he can do this spring and should see some time on the field this season. Mississippi State’s offense has the potential to be explosive in 2020 and it will be interesting to see how the receiving corps rounds into shape. Excitement if there for the Bulldogs’ program and recruiting is going to be interesting to watch as the focus shifts to the 2021 class. I will continue to take a look at the class off 2020 as well as start taking a look at some of the 2021 commitments and offers that have gone out so far this offseason.