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Evaluating the 2020 Mississippi State Recruiting Class Wide Receiver Jaden Walley

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The Mississippi State receiving corps got a boost with the 2020 recruiting class. Jaden Walley played all over the field for D’lberville High School. Walley played the running back, quarterback and wide receiver positions, and played well at every position. The Bulldogs recruited Walley as a wide receiver and he should fit nicely into Mike Leach’s system.

Walley committed to Mississippi State over Air Force, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Auburn. Walley, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound wide receiver that should have no problems playing the slot receiver position for Leach and the Bulldogs. Walley passed for 131 yards, rushed for 646 yards and racked up 388 receiving yards. Walley is a three-star recruit according to most services and also played baseball for D’lberville.

Walley is an athletic wide receiver that can go up and make the tough reception. The most underrated portion of Walley’s game is his hands. Walley does a great job of pulling in receptions and not letting the ball get into his body. Walley’s routes are solid but will become more advanced the longer he is in Leach’s system. He will have a chance to learn from a deep receiving corps with JaVonta Payton and Osirus Mitchell returning to play for the Bulldogs. Walley has the talent to see the field this season, but I would not be surprised to see him redshirt. In any event, the receiving corps for the Bulldogs has the potential to be the most talented unit on the field.