Three-Point Stance: Momentum in Texas, Mid-South five-stars, Miss. State

Paragon National Recruitment Analyst cole patterson Explores June recruiting surge by Power Five programs in Texas, examines top uncommitted prospects in the Mid-South and tips their cap Mississippi State coach zach arnett,

Lone Star State Recruitment Pace

The state of Texas has made a lot of headlines in recent weeks. Nearly every Power Five event in the state made some kind of splash in the month of June, and some of that momentum continued into July.

Texas Joining a race that included commitments from Rivals100 running back Jerrick Gibson, Rivals100 safety Jordan Johnson-Rubell, Rivals250 wide receiver Parker Livingstone and Rivals250 athlete Erin Hampton, among others.

in college station, jimbo fisher And Texas A&M Made a statement on the way. Recent additions to the Aggies class include standout wide receiver Cam Coleman and top four-star targets Dre’lon Miller and Tynthony Smith.

texas tech It has secured pledges from several of its priority targets and is in excellent position to land five-star Micah Hudson. TCU Its lineup includes four-star Haus Hejny, Tobias Stapes and Jeremy Payne and it made a splash in 2025 by adding Ty Hawkins and Adrian Wilson. Houston waived Maurice Williams lsu As the Cougars prepare for life in the Big 12.

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Top mid-south talents still on board

Micah Hudson

Four five-star prospects are available inside the Mid-South region with preseason camp just a few weeks away. Colin Simmons heads the group as No. 1 prospect in Texas is taking his time with his commitment. Texas is looking ahead, but LSU remains a serious threat.

Hudson has been rumored to have committed at various points over the past few weeks, but has yet to announce any sort of vow. Still, the Red Raiders are in the driver’s seat and have nothing to worry about coming out of Lubbock.

Kamarion Franklin released the top five in early June. miami And Tennessee both in front, but Auburn and ole miss There are legitimate claimants to his commitment. Franklin is expected to be in Auburn later this month.

Justin Williams has been slated to lean toward Oregon for most of the process, but Georgia has increased his recruiting. Especially with his teammate and Rivals100 defensive player Joseph Jonah-Ajoni committing to the Bulldogs this week. kirby smart and former assistant Dan Lanning Will continue to fight against it.

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Jack Arnett is finding success

braylon burnside

Braylon Burnside (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

Mississippi State head coach zach arnett Was caught in a difficult situation last December due to a sudden tragedy Mike Leach, But the early returns have been positive for Arnett, who is preparing for his first season as head coach – especially after the bowl win Illinois Back in January.

Arnett, who played and coached san diego state, hired Mississippi-focused staff to help with recruiting, and it’s paying off. In June the Bulldogs received commitments from four four-star prospects: defensive lineman Terrence Hibbler, wide receiver JJ Harrell, athlete Braylon Burnside and cornerback PJ Woodland.

Admittedly, there is a long way to go until signing day, but Arnett maintains his position as lane kiffin Grabs the most headlines. A strong first season at the helm could go a long way in recruiting success to bring the 2025 crop of talent to the state.

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