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National Signing Day 2013: B.J. Hammond signs with MSU

The rangy wide receiver from Gadsden makes his commitment official this morning, signing with State.

Mississippi State University | Mansel Guerry

Today is the first day of the dreaded/highly anticipated college football signing day, and Mississippi State's LOI's continue to roll in.

The Gadsden, Alabama wide receiver B.J. Hammond becomes the eighth Bulldog recruit for the class of 2013 to sign, the school announced today through a statement on coach Dan Mullen's twitter account

High School

Gadsden HS - Gadsden, Alabama

Measureables

Height - 6'4"
Weight - 210 lbs
40 - 4.65

Recruiting Service Rankings

247Sports - 3-star (#27 AL, #128 WR), 85 Grade

Scout - 3-star (#105 WR)

Rivals - 3-star (#23 AL, NR WR), 5.6

Bio (from HailState.com via our own WCF)

B.J. Hammond, WR, 6-4, 215, Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City)
HIGH SCHOOL: Tall wide receiver from the talent-rich Alabama prep ranks ... Rated the No. 13 prospect in the state of Alabama regardless of position by ESPN ... Also named a top-50 wide receiver from ESPN.com ... Hauled in 15 catches for 306 yards and a three touchdowns for Gadsden City High School team as a senior ... Named of Alabama's top 30 prospects by Rivals ... Played for head coach Joe Billingsley's Titans ... Caught 39 passes for 639 yards and six touchdowns as a junior ... Rated a four star prospect by ESPN ... Committed to Mississippi State in June of 2012 over offers from Ole Miss, Auburn, LSU and others.

Highlights

Offers

MSU, Arkansas State, Auburn, LSU, Middle Tennessee State, Ole Miss, Purdue, Southern Miss, UAB

John Luke's thoughts

Hammond is perhaps the most college ready receiver in the class for MSU. He has the size and the speed to be an outside threat and an immediate impact guy for MSU next Fall.

HailState.com Bio

Tall wide receiver from the talent-rich Alabama prep ranks ... Rated the No. 13 prospect in the state of Alabama regardless of position by ESPN ... Also named a top-50 wide receiver from ESPN.com ... Hauled in 15 catches for 306 yards and a three touchdowns for Gadsden City High School team as a senior ... Named of Alabama's top 30 prospects by Rivals ... Played for head coach Joe Billingsley's Titans ... Caught 39 passes for 639 yards and six touchdowns as a junior ... Rated a four star prospect by ESPN ... Committed to Mississippi State in June of 2012 over offers from Ole Miss, Auburn, LSU and others.

For more on Mississippi State's National Signing Day, make sure to check out our storystream and our running signees list.