Two ESPN 300 prospects select Miss. St.


Dan Mullen and the Bulldogs continued their hot streak on the recruiting trail Tuesday night with the additions of wide receiver DeAndre Woods (Pinson, Ala./Clay-Chalkville) and running back Kailo Moore (Rosedale, Miss./West Boliver), multiple sources report. Both players are ESPN 300, four-star talents.

Woods, a 6-foot-3, 210-pounder, selected the Bulldogs over scholarship offers from Arkansas, Auburn, USC, North Carolina State, Purdue, Southern Miss, UAB and Vanderbilt.

"(Mullen) pushes his players to succeed and is going to make you work hard," Woods told the Birmingham News. "I need a little motivation and he can do that for me. He said I'm going to have a good opportunity to come in and start and if I come down and learn the offense I can play as a freshman."

Moore originally committed to Ole Miss last July but later backed away from that pledge following the Rebels coaching change. Alabama, Southern Miss and Vanderbilt are his other offers while Florida, LSU, Oregon and Tennessee have shown interest.

"Sometimes you just have to go ahead and do what you have to do," Moore, who made his commitment while attending MSU's football camp, told the Clarion Ledger. "I pretty much decided on my way over there that I was going to go ahead and do it."

Moore, 5-foot-10, 190-pounds, rushed for 1,470 yards and 19 touchdowns last fall earning first team all-state recognition. He's also an elite track with a 10.41 personal best in the 100-meter.

Mississippi State's Class of 2013 has quickly grown to 10 with several recent additions, including most of the school's top recruits.