Mississippi State has been loading up their class of 2018 secondary of late, and that effort continued on Saturday with three-star cornerback LaDarrius Bishop’s commitment to the Bulldogs.
Standing at 6’0 feet tall and weighing 180 lbs., Bishop is the fifth-ranked player in the state of Arkansas. An Ashdown native, Bishop trails the likes of uncommitted four-star dual threat QB Gerry Bohanon (the top player in the state), Arkansas commits Connor Noland (a 4* pro-style QB) and Sean Michael Flanagan (a 3* athlete) and uncommitted four-star wide receiver Nathan Page, so he stands in pretty good company in his home state.
Bishop is ranked 76th among cornerbacks and 852nd overall in the nation.
Prior to his commitment to Dan Mullen and the Bulldogs, Bishop held offers from a variety of schools, including aforementioned Arkansas as well as Arkansas State. In addition, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Illinois, and Iowa State among others were in on the defensive back, but Bishop decided Starkville was the place for him.
This month, Mississippi State has already landed two other defensive backs for their 2018 class. Shawn Preston and Tyrese Ross were hauled in by Mullen, and the addition of Bishop only helps their cause further. That isn’t including three-star cornerback Esaias Furdge, who committed to State back in January. So, they essentially have a full secondary ready to roll next fall now.
State’s 2018 class got a boost in the rankings with the addition of LaDarrius Bishop. After being on the outside of the Top 25, they leapfrog a few teams to get to 23rd in the country as of now, and now also stand fifth in the SEC after being sixth prior to Bishop’s commitment.