It should be no surprise that the first commitment of the Mike Leach era at Mississippi State is a wide receiver.
Hartfield Academy 2021 three-star receiver Brandon Buckhaulter elected to play in Leach’s pass-happy offense on Saturday, flipping his previous pledge to Ole Miss.
“I would like to thank the Ole Miss fans and family for accepting me and allowing me to be a part of the Lane Train,” Buckhaulter tweeted. “But after a long conversation with my family I’ve decided to flip my commitment to Mississippi State.”
Buckhaulter had been committed to the Rebels since Feb. 16, 2019.
The 6-foot-3, 192-pounder is rated the No. 4 prospect in the state by 247Sports.com. He also holds offers from Arkansas, Louisville and Southern Miss.
Buckhaulter caught 35 passes for 687 yards and 10 touchdowns this past fall.