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Mississippi State lands commitment from 2022 juco cornerback



Photo: Trevor Birchett/Mississippi State Athletics

Mississippi State’s 2022 recruiting class landed a commitment from a junior college cornerback Tuesday evening. DeCarlos Nicholson announced on Twitter that he intended to commit to join Mike Leach and the Mississippi State Bulldogs as a member of MSU’s 2022 recruiting class.

Nicholson is currently at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

The juco corner is currently not rated by 247Sports, but weighs in at 6-3 and 200 pounds. Nicholson was primarily recruited by Matt Brock, according to 247Sports.

“First, I wanna thank GOD, for blessing me more than I could have ever imagined! Without him, I’m Nothing. Secondly, I want to thank my Family for believing in me & always pushing me to be the best PERSON, STUDENT, and Athlete I can. I also would like to thank my coaches at Gulf Coast, for believing in me and putting me in the best position to further my career! I want to thank EVERY COACH, who has recruited me and saw potential in me!! Especially Coaches Mcbath and Arnett… With that being said… I’m Committed. STARKVEGAS what’s good.”

DeCarlos Nicholson’s statement on Twitter

Nicholson shared the following graphic on his Twitter account Tuesday evening:


DeCarlos Nicholson picked Mississippi State over multiple offers from other teams

Nicholson committed to the Bulldogs while also having offers from Ole Miss, Baylor, Louisiana, Southern Miss, and Arkansas State, according to his recruiting profile at 247Sports.

According to this timeline put together by 247Sports, Nicholson attended a Junior Day event at Mississippi State back in February of 2019, but he didn’t receive a scholarship offer from the Bulldogs until over two years later. In fact, the first team in Mississippi to offer a scholarship to Nicholson was Southern Miss on June 11, 2021.

On that same day, Nicholson also received offers from Billy Napier’s Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Baylor extended an offer to Nicholson on June 14 and Mississippi State offered Nicholson on June 15. Arkansas State then made a scholarship offer to Nicholson on June 19 before Ole Miss made an offer on June 24.

But Nicholson ended up choosing to commit to Mississippi State Bulldogs over the Rebels, Red Wolves, Bears, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, Ragin’ Cajuns, and Golden Eagles.


Mississippi State’s 2022 class is quickly loading up as the Bulldogs now have 15 commitments in the class. State’s class currently ranks No. 8 in the Southeastern Conference, per 247Sports. But, despite not currently sitting in the top half of the SEC, Mississippi State’s 2022 recruiting class is currently the No. 21 class in the country.

That’s currently better than the likes of Southern California, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Clemson. Of course, it’s still really early. So, we’ll see how this recruiting cycle pans out.

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