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Mississippi State football: Bulldogs land commitment from 2023 offensive lineman

Mike Leach’s Mississippi State football team just landed a commitment from an incredibly important recruit for the 2023 recruiting class. On Saturday, April 2, Malik Ellis announced that he would be committing to joining the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

In his announcement, Ellis thanked “God for blessing [him] with the ability and opportunity to further [his] education” and then followed that up with thanking his “parents and coaches for believing in [him] and remaining patient with [him] throughout [the] recruiting process.”

Ellis is listed as a four-star recruit and could be a huge addition to Mississippi State’s offensive line.

Weighing in at 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds, the offensive lineman from Laurel appears to be one of the best recruits coming out of the state of Mississippi in this next recruiting cycle. According to 247 Sports, Ellis is the 5th highest ranked Mississippi recruit for the 2023 class.

Mississippi State football: Bulldogs land commitment from Malik Ellis

It’s still very early in the recruiting process for the 2023 class, but Leach’s staff does have three players (including Ellis) already committed to the Bulldogs at the moment. All three players are from Mississippi and have the Bulldogs ranked at 6th in the SEC in recruiting rankings, according to 247 Sports. At the moment, Mississippi State sits just above the Alabama Crimson Tide while trailing the Texas A&M Aggies.

Here are the three recruits Mississippi State has commitments from already, according to 247 Sports:

According to Ellis’ recruiting profile at 247 Sports, Tony Hughes has been acting as the primary recruiter for Ellis.

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