Jamal Peters Picks Mississippi State

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Friday became one of the most memorable recruiting days for Mississippi State fans in a very long time.

Head coach Dan Mullen received verbal commitments from eight prospects during Mississippi State’s ‘Big Dawg Camp’.

That wasn’t a typo.

There was none bigger than Bassfield (Bassfield, Mississippi) safety Jamal Peters. According to Rivals.com, Peters is the second ranked safety in the country and is a huge get for Mullen. Peters has the ability to play on offense and defense and will most likely contribute right away for the Bulldogs.
Via bulldogblitz.com,

Peters spoke about continuing what Johnthan Banks started at Miss. State.

“I expected to come up here and commit,” Peters said. “Johnthan Banks was one of the main reasons. When I talked to him, it made me want to come to Mississippi State and follow in his footsteps. He was teaching me how to sink my hips and be aggressive today, he really worked us pretty good. He told me that I should wear #13, but I told him I would wear my own number.”

On why he ultimately chose Mississippi State over Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU, among others.

“The coaches make it feel like home here,” Peters said. “They make it feel just like Bassfield so I just had to pull the trigger and commit. We’ve got all the top players in Mississippi so I might as well commit. I had it in mind for a long time just waiting to get up here.”

Peters was not alone in pulling the trigger after the Big Dawg camp was complete. 2015 running backs Alec Murphy, Keith Mixon, and Nick Gibson became Bulldogs, as well as defensive end Jonathan Calvon, wide receiver Justin Johnson and athlete Jonnas Spivey. Furthermore, 2016 offensive guard joined the commitment spree too.

Bulldog fans should be excited for the 2014 season and beyond.