Mike Leach and his staff have already taken a new approach with the offers you see going out to prospects in the 2021 class. It appears that they will take a more national approach to recruiting, which Mississippi State fans have been wanting to do for years. These new offers show that approach is beginning to take shape in the first couple of weeks of the Mike Leach era.
4* Sawyer Robertson (QB)
Sawyer Robertson was offered by the Leach staff recently and is one to look at as he was extremely interested in playing for Leach at Washington State. Roberston hails from Lubbock, Tx a town where Leach is know very well, and beloved by many. Robertson is rated as the 10th best Pro-Style Qb by 247 Sports and his lead recruiter is listed as Dave Nichol IWR coach at Mississippi State. 247 Sports describes him as:
Tall, lean quarterback with ample space for adding good weight as development continues. Provided great spread offense production in breakout 2018 sophomore campaign. Stays on top of the ball with mostly overhead delivery. Drives the ball down the seams, on throws to the middle of the field and on outs. Really spins it in the short to intermediate range. Shows encouraging ball placement in tight windows, including back-shoulder throws. Nice touch and trajectory on deep balls, fades, and corner routes. Not a true dual-threat, but nimble enough to make the first wave miss to extend a play. Occasionally can surprise a defense with a designed run or scramble. Too flat-footed at times. Footwork needs to be more consistent. Can step into throws more consistently. Baseball mechanics occasionally manifest in a wind-up, hurting release quickness. High-major QB prospect with long-term NFL Draft ceiling. – Gabe Brooks (247 Sports)
Robertson currently has offers from Mississippi State, Louisville, Nevada, North Texas and SMU.
4* Dominic Lovett (WR)
Dominic Lovett was offered by the Mississippi State staff today. Lovett is rated as the 8th best player in the state of Illinois and the 51st best wide receiver in the country. Mississippi State will need a ton of wide receivers to run the air-raid so that should lead to more elite wide receiver prospects taking a look at Mississippi State. Lovett is 5-10 175 and runs a 4.5 40. He also has offers from Georgia, Illinois, Iowa State, and Louisville.
Mississippi State hoping for a package deal also offered Lovett’s teammate 3* WR Keontez Lewis also of East St. Louis High School. Lewis is 6-2 180 and has offers from Illinois, Iowa State, Kentucky, Iowa, and Minnesota.
4* Bryson Green (WR)
Another star from the lonestar state received an offer from Mississippi State. Bryson Green is rated as the 34th best wide receiver in the country and would be huge for Mississippi State to pull him from Allen, Tx. 247 Sports describes him as:
Solidly built outside receiver with virtually college-ready size. Owns the requisite height with good bulk and still can add more weight thanks to frame. Willing and capable perimeter blocker in the run game. Sticks with blocks and will finish them with authority. Tough tackling assignment after the catch thanks to strength and physical playing style. Comes back to the ball well when needed. Not afraid to go for contested balls over the middle. Chain-mover who also shows sneaky build-up speed in the vertical game. Can get quicker off the line. Plays high at times. Can improve ability to leverage DB’s. Adequate verified testing numbers but can more explosive. Legitimate Power 5-caliber receiver who could become multi-year starter in college.
However, he has some connections to Minnesota, as his brother Seth Green is a wide receiver there. Bryson also has a twin brother, who is 4* WR Blaine Green who is also considered a heavy Minnesota lean.