As National Signing Day has come and gone, Mike Leach has his first signing class as the head coach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Leach was given the awkward task of completing the signing class and hiring his staff with little time to get adjusted to life in Starkville.
All things considered, for a transition class, Mississippi State did fairly well with the 2020 class.
The 2020 Mississippi State signing class ranks 10th in the Southeastern Conference, according to 247Sports. State came in under Kentucky, but ahead of Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mizzou, and Vanderbilt. The Bulldogs came in at No. 27 nationally. The class ranked above TCU and Utah but under Wisconsin and Georgia Tech.
Mississippi State was able to land four transfers who are eligible to play immediately, including quarterback KJ Costello from Stanford.
Given that he has just one year of eligibility remaining, Costello is expected by many to step in and lead the Bulldogs as he appears to be a more natural fit for Leach’s famed air raid offense than the quarterbacks already in Starkville.
Again, for a transition class, that’s not too bad for Leach and company.
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