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Updating Mississippi State's Class of 2020

Last updated: 06-26-2019

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Updating Mississippi State's Class of 2020

Updating Mississippi State's Class of 2020
(Photo: Gene Swindoll, Gene's Page, 247Sports)
 
Another recruiting cycle has been underway for awhile now and the Class of 2020 has long been in the spotlight. Of course, the work for that class started way before this year and Mississippi State currently sits at 21 commitments in the 2020 edition.
That group is currently ranked No. 12 nationally by 247Composite and No. 6 in the SEC. The class currently features a trio of 247Sports' four-star prospects with a couple of other commitments inching closer to four-star status. It's a class that features high school prospects, juco transfer and former Power 5 transfers.
With the recent additions to the class this month, once again we re-introduce this group to recruiting fans and feature the groundwork of the Bulldogs' start in the Class of 2020. That includes their new rankings per 247Composite.
JAVORRIUS SELMON AND WILL ROGERS
Javorrius Selmon (Photo: Steve Robertson, 247Sports)
 
Rank: 4-star (247Composite No. 446 overall, No. 30 athlete, No. 8 in state)
Height and Weight: 5-9, 170
High School: Provine High School
Commitment Date: Nov. 8, 2018
Recruiting Coach: Terrell Buckley
Teams(s) to watch for: Ole Miss, Auburn
An ankle injury limited Selmon to only five games last season and he totaled two interceptions and six PBUs when he was on the field. He is your prototypical cornerback and when you observe his movements and smooth cuts, it is clear why.
Selmon has the ability to be among the top prospects in the state and is already at No. 8 on that list so far. He committed to the Bulldogs on the same day last November and has remained solid since that decision.
Will Rogers
Rank: 3-star (247Composite No. 622 overall, No. 26 pro-style quarterback, No. 14 in state)
Height and Weight: 6-2, 205
High School: Brandon High School
Commitment Date: Jan. 23, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Andrew Breiner
Teams(s) to watch for: Ole Miss, Washington State
Rogers became the most recent addition to Mississippi State's 2020 class and his commitment happened not long after the Bulldogs offered him. Rogers threw for over 3,000 yards last year and has good accuracy and arm strength. Those attributes will only improve this year and he also possesses a high football IQ, which is natural for any coach's son.
Rogers did surprise a lot of people when he committed this early and he also holds a Washington State offer. Other SEC programs also have their eye on Rogers, and that includes Ole Miss.
JOHNQUARISE PATTERSON AND SHAQUON ANDERSON-BUTTS
(Photo: Jared Thomas , 247Sports)
JOHNQUARISE PATTERSON
Position: Receiver
Rank: 3-star (247Sports No. 13 juco prospect overall, No. 4 juco receiver, No. 4 juco prospect in state)
Height and Weight: 6-1, 170
High School/Community College: Hinds Community College
Commitment Date: Sept. 16, 2018
Recruiting Coach: Michael Johnson
Teams(s) to watch for: None
Patterson originally signed with Mississippi State in the Class of 2018 but had to go the junior college route first. He spent last season at Jones College and totaled 27 catches for 253 yards and four touchdowns. In January, Patterson left Jones College and is now at Hinds Community College.
Patterson was electric in high school and led Pearl High School to an undefeated season and Class 6A championship in 2017. Not long after last season started, Patterson went public with his intentions to remain committed to the Bulldogs and did so in the Class of 2020.
(Photo: 247Sports)
SHAQUON ANDERSON-BUTTS
Position: Receiver/Athlete
Rank: 3-star (247Sports No. 6 juco prospect overall, No. 2 juco receiver, No. 1 juco prospect in state)
Height and Weight: 6-0.5, 202
High School/Community College: Iowa Western Community College
Commitment Date: Dec. 14, 2018
Recruiting Coach: Terry Richardson
Teams(s) to watch for: Texas A&M, Kentucky
Anderson-Butts redshirted last season at Iowa Western and could play receiver or safety at the next level. He was also a surprise commitment for the Bulldogs back in December. But he's had a long-time connection with Joe Moorhead and will have three years to play three in the Division 1 ranks.
The former Under Armour All-American originally committed to Penn State in the Class of 2018 and was recruited by Moorhead during that time. He is expected to play receiver this year for Iowa Western and has yet to visit Mississippi State.
JEVON BANKS AND EMMANUEL FORBES
2020 DL Jevon Banks (Photo: Steve Robertson, 247Sports)
 
Rank: 3-star (247Composite No. 756 overall, No. 37 Weak-Side Defensive End, No. 22 in state)
Height and Weight: 6-2, 235
High School: Olive Branch High School
Commitment Date: Feb. 10, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Deke Adams
Teams(s) to watch for: Tennessee, Texas A&M
Banks produced a solid junior campaign for Olive Branch and once again paced a defensive-led charge deep into the Class 5A playoffs. He is listed as an outside linebacker but spent most of his junior season coming off the edge of the defensive line.
Banks is still growing into his frame and is coming off a 100-plus tackles season that also included 14 tackles for loss. His first step often leads to explosive plays in the opposing backfield and his strength also allows him to play well against the run. And don't be surprised to see Banks play on the interior of the defensive line at the next level.
(Photo: 247Sports)
Rank: 3-star (247Composite No. 791 overall, No. 61 cornerback, No. 24 in the state)
Height and Weight: 6-2, 163
High School: Grenada High School
Commitment Date: Feb. 10, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Terrell Buckley
Teams(s) to watch for: Tennessee, Ole Miss
Forbes did a little bit of everything last year for Grenada High School. And wherever he was - defense, offense and special teams - Forbes was making plays. He totaled a couple of receiving touchdowns and a couple of punt return touchdowns while holding his own at cornerback in the Grenada secondary.
Thus far, Forbes has been one of the best-kept secrets in the Magnolia State Class of 2020. But with his junior film making the rounds, they may not be the case this summer and he's collected four new Power 5 offers since the middle of May.
ARMONDOUS COOLEY AND CALVIN MCMILLIAN
(Photo: Twitter)
Rank: 3-star (247Composite No. 904 overall, No. 72 defensive tackle, No. 27 in state)
Height and Weight: 6-4, 280
High School: Wayne County High School
Commitment Date: March 24, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Deke Adams
Teams(s) to watch for: Tennessee, Oregon
If you're looking for the state's most athletic defensive lineman, Cooley could easily be that guy. He plays defensive end in certain schemes at Wayne County High School but his future is on the interior at the next level. Cooley has the size and athleticism to consistently beat double teams on the inside and that rare feature is always a must in the SEC trenches.
2020 OL Calvin McMillian (Photo: Steve Robertson , 247Sports)
 
Rank: 3-star (247Composite No. 817 overall, No. 73 offensive tackle, No. 26 in state)
Height and Weight: 6-5, 295
High School: Houston High School
Commitment Date: March 23, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Marcus Johnson
Teams(s) to watch for: None
Like most high school offensive linemen, McMillian is raw in his technique and that will come with more experience and once he enters the college ranks. But he already possesses the mean streak and athleticism to protect the quarterback in the SEC trenches.
McMillian is being recruited to play offensive tackle at Mississippi State, and he's been Houston's starting left tackle the past two seasons.
TRE LAWSON AND BENJAMIN KEY
(Photo: Christopher Nee, 247Sports)
TRE LAWSON
Position: Strong-side defensive end
Rank: (247Sports No. 23 juco prospect overall, No. 4 juco strong-side defensive end, No. 8 juco prospect in state)
Height and Weight: 6-6, 240
High School/Community College: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Commitment Date: March 23, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Deke Adams
Teams(s) to watch for: Oregon, West Virginia
The former Florida State transfer is a new name of sorts to this class, mainly due to his lack of attention leading up to his Mississippi State commitment. Now in the Magnolia State juco ranks, finding a long and speedy pass-rusher in this class was a priority for the Bulldogs, especially with two seniors in the current defensive end rotation for 2019.
Lawson's frame has been compared to the likes of former Bulldog Montez Sweat and it's easy to see why. The South Carolina native still has more room to add muscle to his frame and that has already been a point of emphasis for Lawson this offseason.
(Photo: @BenKey57)
BENJAMIN KEY
Position: Defensive Tackle/Strong-side Defensive End
Rank: 3-star (247Sports No. 31 juco prospect overall, No. 7 strong-side defensive end, No. 5 juco prospect in state)
Height and Weight: 6-5, 290
High School/Community College: East Los Angeles College
Commitment Date: April 30, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Deke Adams
Teams(s) to watch for: Southern Cal, UCLA, Oregon
Key is one of the most intriguing commitments in the Mississippi State class thus far. The Australian native and Samoan has only played two years of football and that includes his first season of juco ball last fall. He played defensive end and defensive tackle in last year's juco debut season and is expected to be an interior player on the defensive line for the Bulldogs. Still learning the game, his quickness and strength serve him well in the trenches and should do so in the SEC, as well.
DAVONTAE MCCRAE AND JO'QUAVIOUS MARKS
Davontae McCrae (Photo: 247Sports)
DAVONTAE MCCRAE
Position: Strong-side defensive end
Rank: 3-star (247Sports No. 33 juco prospect overall, No. 9 strong-side defensive end, No. 11 juco prospect in state)
Height and Weight: 6-5, 270
High School/Community College: East Mississippi Community College
Commitment Date: May 20, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Deke Adams
Teams(s) to watch for: Arizona, Colorado
Mississippi State has encountered a lot of success with reverse transfers in the past few recruiting classes and are hoping for the same with McCrae. He is a former N.C. State transfer that arrived in the Magnolia State juco ranks in March. He could also end up on the interior of the defensive line at the next level and that just depends on his growth. McCrae redshirted last year at N.C. State so he will have three years to play three at Mississippi State.
(Photo: Christopher Nee, 247Sports)
Rank: 4-star (247Composite No. 172 overall, No. 14 running back, No. 17 in state)
Height and Weight: 5-10, 190
High School/Community College: Carver (Ga.) High School
Commitment Date: May 21, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Terry Richardson
Teams(s) to watch for: Florida State, Penn State, North Carolina, Louisville
Marks has been a long-time target for the Bulldogs and a major need in this class, particularly based on his position and the lack of elite running backs in Mississippi State's previous two recruiting classes. His vision and speed stand out on film and Marks has maintained his speed with added weight over the past year or so. Marks is also an early high school graduate and will enroll in January of 2020.
TAMARION MCDONALD AND CAMERON THREATT
Tamarion McDonald (Photo: David Johnson, 247Sports)
 
Rank: 3-star (247Composite No. 694 overall, No. 45 outside linebacker, No. 24 prospect in state)
Height and Weight: 6-2, 212
High School/Community College: Whitehaven (Tenn.) High School
Commitment Date: May 25, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Chris Marve
Teams(s) to watch for: LSU, Ole Miss
Linebacker is a major priority for the Bulldogs in the Class of 2020 and McDonald was the first linebacker to join the class in late May. He plays more of a rover linebacker position for Whitehaven and serves many roles on that star-studded defense in the Memphis ranks. McDonald is likely to stick at linebacker at the next level due to having a frame that can add more weight.
(Photo: Steve Robertson, 247Sports)
Rank: 3-Star (247Composite No. 649 overall, No. 50 cornerback, No. 16 prospect in state)
Height and Weight: 5-11, 165
High School/Community College: Lewisburg High School
Commitment Date: June 1, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Terrell Buckley
Teams(s) to watch for: Kentucky, Louisville
Threatt played a variety of roles for Lewisburg last season and that is the norm for guys with his athleticism. But his mentality, without a doubt, suits him best at cornerback. He plays with that edge needed on 'the island' and isn't afraid to enter the box to slow down the running game. Threatt still has to get stronger and add more weight but his instincts at corner are exactly what the Bulldogs need in the future.
CALEB DUCKING AND JAKIVUAN BROWN
(Photo: 247Sports)
Rank: 3-Star (247Composite No. 750 overall, No. 52 outside linebacker, No. 20 prospect in state)
Height and Weight: 6-3, 225
High School/Community College: Horn Lake High School
Commitment Date: June 5, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Chris Marve
Teams(s) to watch for: LSU, Alabama, Ole Miss
Brown has been one of the most talked-about prospects in the Magnolia State this spring and summer, and rightfully so. A permanent move to outside linebacker has suited Brown's athleticism well and he ended up earning an invite to The Opening final event for this summer. Brown is expected to steadily rise up the 247Sports rankings and could be one of the state's top prospects by the end of his senior season.
SEBASTIEN DOLCINE AND GRANT JACKSON
(Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports)
SEBASTIEN DOLCINE
Position: Offensive lineman
Rank: 3-star (247Sports No. 25 juco prospect overall, No. 1 juco offensive guard, No. 10 juco prospect in state)
Height and Weight: 6-5, 290
High School/Community College: Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Commitment Date: June 11, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Marcus Johnson
Teams(s) to watch for: Oregon, Auburn
Dolcine is a former Kentucky transfer and he signed with the Wildcats in the Class of 2017, and redshirted in his one and only season at Kentucky. Now in the Mississippi juco ranks, the Bulldogs were wanting to add some experience to the 2020 offensive line group and Dolcine fits that mindset well. He could play on the interior of the offensive line or play offensive tackle. The Florida native will likely still add more Power 5 offers in the future but for now, he appears quite confident in his decision.
(Photo: Steve Robertson, 247Sports)
GRANT JACKSON
Position: Offensive lineman
Rank: 3-Star (247Composite No. 1,315 overall, No. 142 offensive tackle prospect, No. 35 prospect in state)
Height and Weight: 6-6, 305
High School/Community College: West Lincoln High School
Commitment Date: June 11, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Marcus Johnson
Teams(s) to watch for: Florida State
Jackson was on Mississippi State's radar for several months and kept moving up the board based on his spring practice showing, which also produced offers from Florida State and Missouri among others during the spring evaluation period. Then Jackson really impressed the Bulldogs' staff with his performance at Top Dawg Camp earlier this summer. Jackson could also be a guard or tackle at the next level, and that will be determined next based on where Mississippi State's needs are regarding the offensive line.
JANARI DEAN, LIDEATRICK GRIFFIN AND DILLON JOHNSON
(Photo: David Johnson, 247Sports)
Rank: 3-Star (247Composite No. 663 overall, No. 39 safety prospect, No. 17 prospect in state)
Height and Weight: 6-0, 190
High School/Community College: South Panola High School
Commitment Date: June 17, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Tony Hughes
Teams(s) to watch for: South Carolina, Georgia
Last year saw Dean make his mark on the offensive side of the ball as he rushed for over 2,000 yards for the Tigers. But his physical demeanor and playing style also fits well in the secondary, whether that be at nickel or safety. Compared to former Bulldog All-American Johnathan Abram with his playing style, Dean is also an early high school graduate with plans to enroll at Mississippi State in January of 2020.
2020 WR Lideatrick Griffin (Photo: Gene Swindoll, Gene's Page, 247Sports)
 
Rank: 4-Star (247Composite No. 251 overall, No. 13 athlete, No. 4 prospect in state)
Height and Weight: 5-11, 165
High School/Community College: Lewisburg High School
Commitment Date: June 21, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Tony Hughes
Teams(s) to watch for: Tennessee, Ole Miss, Auburn
It's been an interesting recruiting process for Griffin, who is now back on this list. The electric playmaker originally committed to Mississippi State last November and then decommitted from the Bulldogs this spring. That didn't last long, however, as Griffin re-joined the class in early June. Griffin is projected to play slot receiver in the SEC and could also factor into special teams as a dangerous kick returner.
(Photo: 247Sports)
Rank: 4-Star (247Composite No. 349 overall, No. 19 athlete, No. 5 prospect in state)
Height and Weight: 6-0, 192
High School/Community College: Greenville St. Joe's
Commitment Date: June 21, 2019
Recruiting Coach: Tony Hughes
Teams(s) to watch for: Oregon, Arkansas, Ole Miss
Johnson is considered one of the most versatile athletes in the state and has performed well on both sides of the ball. This spring Johnson turned a lot of heads with his showing at national camps at the running back position, which eventually led to a invite to The Opening in Dallas later in June. He is expected to play running back at Mississippi State despite mostly playing quarterback for Greenville St. Joe's.


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