The Mississippi State Bulldogs were impressive on the early signing day in December and continued the momentum in February. Joe Moorhead and his staff did an impressive job of getting the class off to a good start and Mike Leach continued the solid work. With the addition of Kyle Cass to the secondary, Mississippi State helped add some experience to the defensive backfield.
Cass is a junior college transfer from Mississippi Delta Community College. Cass was impressive in his two seasons at Moorhead. Cass earned MACJC second team honors in 2019. Last season, Cass was able to rack up 42 tackles and break up six passes. In 2018, Cass amassed 23 tackles and picked off one pass. Cass has good size for the position at 6’2” 194 pounds. Cass is big enough to be physical with opposing wide receivers and quick enough to stay with them in pass coverage.
Leach and his staff were able to impress Cass and earn his commitment. Cass was ranked as the number 23 junior college cornerback in the country and will give the Bulldogs a physical corner that will compete against talented SEC wide receivers. Cass has the potential to earn playing time as soon as he steps on campus. Leach is not shy about throwing junior college transfers into the mix, as soon as they step on campus. Only time will tell if Cass earns playing time immediately, but he is talented enough to be a force on the field for the Bulldogs.