The past several months has been busy for the Mississippi State Bulldogs on the recruiting trail. Mike Leach and his staff have been focused on the offensive side of the ball with the additions of wide receivers Brendan Toles, Malik Nabers and Theodore Knox over the past three months. The Bulldogs know it is great to have weapons to throw the ball to, but the quarterback must have time to get the pass away.
Mississippi State was able to make a move in getting the quarterbacks protection for the future with Gabe Cavazos giving the Bulldogs his commitment on Aug. 4. Cavazos will give the Bulldogs an offensive lineman that is very quick out of the stance and gets into the defender quickly. Cavazos is impressive when it comes to run blocking and plays with a mean streak. From a pass blocking perspective, Cavazos will fit nicely into the Leach blocking style using his quickness and making things difficult on opposing defensive linemen.
Cavazos and Makylan Pounders give the Bulldogs the first offensive linemen commits of the 2021 class. The focus has been on offensive linemen that are leaner and quicker instead of going for the bulk. Leaner offensive linemen have worked for Leach in the past and it is going to be interesting to see how that transitions to Southeastern Conference play. Getting Cavazos and Pounders is big for the 2021 class, as the Bulldogs look to continue to add to the 2021 class.
The Mississippi State staff has stayed busy on the recruiting trail and the recruiting momentum should continue, once the season gets rolling. Leach and company continue to do a good job of recruiting all the pieces that the Bulldogs will need. The Bulldogs are a new team every year and Leach has always done a good job at Texas Tech and Washington State of replenishing the talent. Plenty of events to look forward to on the horizon for the Bulldogs.