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Class of 2018 receiver Johnquarise Patterson commits to Mississippi State

The Bulldogs land a 3-star prospect from Pearl High School.

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs are focusing in on their 2018 recruiting class now that the season is over. New head coach Joe Moorhead has found a receiver to join the group. Johnquarise Patterson, out of Pearl High School in Pearl, Mississippi, committed to the Bulldogs on Thursday.

As the note from Patterson states, he was previously committed, but reaffirmed as much on Thursday. The doubt that crept in primarily revolved around the new coaching staff. But, after some deliberation, Patterson decided to restate his commitment to the program.

He joins a group that features plenty of in-state players. 11 players in the 2018 class for Mississippi State all are listed from Mississippi. That, unsurprisingly, is the most out of a class that consists of recruits from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas.

Patterson ranks 627th overall in the class of 2018. The 3-star wide receiver, listed at 6-foot-1, 170 lbs., is 103rd at his position and 11th in his home state. He is the 16th 3-star recruit in the class of 20 now, with four 4-stars leading the way.

State’s class now ranks 23rd in the nation with Johnquarise Patterson aboard. They also rank ninth out of 14 in the SEC.