The Mississippi State Bulldogs lost one record-setting offensive player to the NFL in quarterback Dak Prescott. However, they will be getting another record setter back this year as wide receiver Fred Ross seems to be getting healthy and ready to hit the field in 2016.
Ross had a big impact for the Bulldogs last season, but he hasn’t been able to practice much this offseason. He underwent groin surgery and sat out spring practice, but he spoke with reporters on Wednesday and he seems to be getting healthy pretty quickly.
“Trying to just do my job and doing what I have to do,” Ross told The Clarion-Ledger. “Also, just standing on my own and figuring things out and try to get back.”
In 2015, Fred Ross caught a program record 88 passes for over 1,000 yards and five scores. Having him on the field would be an absolutely enormous boost for whoever takes over for Prescott.
The Bulldogs open the 2016 season on Sept. 3 when they host the South Alabama Jaguars.