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Leo Lewis to Mississippi State: Bulldogs Land 4-Star LB Prospect

Mississippi State has picked up one of the top linebackers in the class of 2015 with the addition of Leo Lewis. It adds to a successful signing day for the Bulldogs.

Brookhaven High School Sports confirmed the defender's college choice:

Robby Donoho of WCBI highlighted the latest high-profile commit for the Bulldogs:

Lewis is a 4-star prospect who ranks just outside the top 60 nationally, based on 247Sports' composite rankings. He's also rated as the best inside linebacker in the class and the No. 3 recruit from the state of Mississippi.

All signs point to him developing into a destroyer in the middle. He sports ideal size and power, isn't afraid to take on multiple blockers and has illustrated good short-area quickness. All of the raw tools coaching staffs look for at the position are there.

The one area in which he'll need to improve is coverage. His technique needs work so that when he's asked to guard a tight end or a running back coming out of the backfield in a pass route, he can do a better job of making plays in space.

Otherwise, the outlook is extremely positive. He should be able to make an impact for Mississippi State sooner than later. By the time he's an upperclassman, it wouldn't be a surprise if he's one of the best linebackers in the country.

His development must continue at a steady pace to make that happen. The talent is there, though.

 

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4-Star Recruit Roquan Smith Lists 'Michigan University' as Finalist

Roquan Smith did not make many fans in Ann Arbor on Wednesday.

The 4-star linebacker recruit, per 247 Sports, held a news conference at his high school to announce where he would be playing college football.

His finalists: the UCLA Bruins, the Michigan University Wolverines and the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

Wait, "Michigan University"?

The folks at the University of Michigan probably knew their chances of landing Smith were slim at that point.

Smith committed to UCLA, so at least he knew the name of the school he was choosing.

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