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National Signing Day 2013: Dezmond Harris signs with MSU

The Birmingham, Alabama talent becomes the Bulldogs second LOI received of the day.

Mississippi State University | Mansel Guerry

MSU's second LOI is in, as 3-star athlete Dezmond Harris from Birmingham, Alabama is officially a Bulldog.

Harris, who will most likely play on the defensive side of the ball for MSU, becomes the second Bulldog recruit for the class of 2013 to sign, the school announced today through a statement on coach Dan Mullen's twitter account

Harris has been committed to MSU since late last July.

High School

McAdory HS - Mccalla, Alabama


Height - 6'3"
Weight - 220 lbs
40 - 4.45

Recruiting Service Rankings

247Sports - 3 star (#38 AL, #36 ATH), 83 Grade

Scout - 3-star (#101 OLB OT)

Rivals - 2-star (NR AL, NR ATH)


MSU, Middle Tennessee State

Bio (from via our own WCF)

Dezmond Harris, LB, 6-4, 220, McCalla, Ala. (McAdory)
HIGH SCHOOL: A high school quarterback projected to play defense at the collegiate level ... Rated a three-star prospect by, and ... Tabbed as the No. 38 prospect in the state of Alabama by ... Named the No. 97 outside linebacker in the country by ... Projected as the 35th best athlete in the country and the 38th best player, regardless of position, in the state of Alabama by ... Had an injury-shortened senior season after suffering a torn ACL ... Committed to the Bulldogs in July of 2012.

John Luke's thoughts

Harris is a guy that is long and rangy and has the frame to add a lot of good weight and be a big, tall, athletic linebacker after a redshirt year. He impressed MSU this past summer at one of their camps. He suffered an injury and is still recovering, but should be ready to go next Fall, but like I mentioned, I expect him to redshirt.

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